StoryCorps / Alan Stepakoff and Josh Stepakoff
November 20, 2017
Alan Stepakoff and Josh Stepakoff #
I remember playing capture the flag and I looked up and I saw somebody who was holding something at his hip. I thought it was a power drill.
- capture the flag - a traditional outdoor game often played by children where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other team’s flag.
- hip (n. C) - the area below the waist and above the legsat either side of the body, or the joint thatconnects the leg to the upper part of the body
- drill (n. C) - a tool or machine that makes holes
It started out as a normal morning , dropping my children off at camp, and ended up at the hospital.
- start out - to begin your life, or the part of your life when you work, in a particular way
- drop off - to start to sleep
- end up - to finally be in a particular place or situation
You know, there definitely was not any manual of how to deal with this as a parent.
- manual (n. C) - a book that gives you practical instructionson how to do something or how to use something, such as a machine
I took you to a Civil War reenactment and when the cannons started firing, you jumped in my arms and we got in the car and drove as far away as we could.
- re(-)enactment (n. C) - an occasion on which people re-enact an event
I don’t know whether you’ve ever envisioned yourself as a family man — married, children — would you tell this to your child?
- envision (verb. envisage@UK) - to form a mental picture of something or someone you have never seen
I go back and forth with that.
- forth (adv.) - (from a place) out or away, or (from a point in time) forward
Do you see yourself counseling these kind of people in the future?
- counsel (verb.) - to give advice, especially on social or personalproblems
Half of me says yes and half of me says no, partially because I almost think that I won’t be able to differentiate my life from theirs.
- differentiate (verb.) - to make someone or something different