Here's some stuff about some things.
We finally caught one of Hailie's games the other day, and I've gotta say, totally objectively of course, that my daughter is a great cheerleader. Look at those straight arms, that determined grit, that poise - this young lady takes her school spirit seriously. Except when she's messing around with her bud, Shauna. Then we went out to dinner and had a fascinating conversation about the social dynamics at her school and among her circle of friends. It was pretty much what you'd expect, and like with any good drama, it seems to suck you in and make you curious about all of the characters. But I have to say, again, totally objectively, that my daughter is about the only one with the maturity to rise above all of the petty squabbles, alliances, and deceptions. If you ever want to ask her about it, it'll take a while to get her to be willing to explain everything (there's simply too much background information that goes into giving you the proper framework to understand why so-and-so wanted revenge on so-and-so) but its well worth it.
Quick Chantze tale: He came in from outside the other day while Cindy and I were talking in the office. We tried to pull off our usual "We know what you did" stunt, to try to get him to admit to something, but apparently there was nothing for him to confess to.
Me: This is your only chance, confess now and we'll lighten your punishment.
Chantze: But dad, I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!
Me: Oh, getting an attitude now? I'm gonna have to double your chores.
Chantze: What? That's not fair!
Cindy: Chantze! Go unload the dishwasher.
Me: Whoa... you're mean.
(because she would have made him do it and laughed about it afterwards)