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C-4 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 The Press-Dispatch HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday Youth First Today by Amy Steele, Youth First, Inc. LEFTOVER THANKSGIVING CASSEROLE MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL By Monica Sinclair Once the big meal is done Thursday, more than likely you will have quite a few leftovers. I love eating the leftovers for a couple of days afterwards. How- ever, if you get bored of them, this week I have something new for you to try. It won't take long to throw this casserole togeth- er to create a whole new meal and not waste any of the Thanksgiving goodness. I hope your day is blessed with family, friends and love! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS • 4 cups leftover prepared stuffing - divided • 4 cups coarsely chopped leftover cooked tur- key - about 1 lb. • 3/4 cup mayonnaise - divided • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 8 -inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. 2. Place half of the stuffing in the dish and top with all of the turkey. 3. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mayo and cran- berry sauce; evenly spread over turkey. 4. In another bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup of mayo, potatoes and cheese; evenly spread on top of cranberry sauce mixture. 5. Top with remaining stuffing. 6. Bake for 25 minutes or until heated through. Source: In any sport, there are a number of skills that one must learn to be suc- cessful. The skill of being a good loser will take kids far in life, whether they play sports for one season or make it as a professional athlete. It is a skill that is used throughout all of life when dis- appointing things happen. A good loser accepts the loss in a way that shows respect for one's self, both teams, the coaches and all of the other people involved. The seven tips below will help you improve your child's ability to be a good loser and a good winner. Start young. Play board games with kids when they are little. Teach them that everyone wins and loses some- times. End games by having everyone shake hands or do "Good Game" high fives to practice positive outcomes. When your child is upset about los- ing (at any age,) acknowledge that you understand it is disappointing to lose. You may have a child that is such a sore loser that you avoid games or anything competitive with them at all. While this may make it easier at the moment and avoid a tantrum, avoiding it would take away a great learning opportuni- ty. Teaching your child to persevere through what they may see as a fail- ure shows them they can get through hard things and that you will be with them as they do. You are building char- acter, and each time you do this it will become easier for the child to handle it the next time. Observe your own behavior to see if you and other adults in your child's life are modeling good sportsmanship. The adults closest to a child (in par- ticular the same-sex parent) are the people they look to the most as a mod- el for their behavior. Do you make ex- cuses for your own difficulties or when things don't go your way? Blame your boss when something goes wrong? Yell at the coach or referees? Criticize your kid's teacher in front of them? How do you react when your team loses or your child doesn't make a team? De- cide what you can do to be a better ex- ample of a good loser for your child. Expect your child to be responsible for their own actions and remind them that everyone has bad days and every- one makes mistakes–even coaches, referees, and teammates. Make your child accountable every time they have a bad attitude such as making excus- es, blaming others, booing, or criticiz- ing someone. Encourage your child to watch how others act when they lose and use it as a teachable moment. Teach your child to encourage their teammates and look for the positives. Good sports and good teammates sup- port and encourage each other. Help your child bounce back from disappointments in games and sports, as this is good preparation for real life. As your child grows they will have the skills in place to help them han- dle many different kinds of loss, such as the loss of a job or a relationship. It is likely they will turn to those who helped them handle a loss previous- ly when they need help again. Be that person for them when they are young. This column is written by Amy Steele, LCSW, RPT, school social worker for Youth First, Inc., a local nonprofit ded- icated to strengthening youth and fami- lies. Youth First provides 59 Master's lev- el social workers to 81 schools in 10 In- diana counties. Over 39,000 youth and families per year have access to Youth First's school social work and after- school programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success. "Oh, my Godzilla! You still have that mutant suit- case? " my friend said, mouth agape, when she saw my packed luggage — spe- cifically, my soft, flimsy but impossibly huge gray suit- case. "When you bought it, I was sure you'd be stopped at the very first airport you dragged it into and have its contents searched for smug- gled acrobats." To be fair, it could proba- bly hold a handful of contor- tionists quite comfortably. The mutant suitcase has tracked a lot of miles. It was purchased after the birth of my first child, when haul- ing luggage, a stroller, a car seat, a diaper bag and a wrig- gly baby through a cramped airport made my skin crawl with anxiety. This felt im- possible with even just one suitcase, so no way could it be done with two. Yet now we had so much more stuff! We had beloved stuffed ani- mals, a pharmacy's worth of medication and enough di- apers to survive Armaged- don. Nothing could be left home, because you could never guess what the baby would need the next day, the next hour, the next minute, the next second. But two suitcases? No, two would not do. So in came the pur- chase of the mu- tant suitcase. It stands in stark contrast with Mary Pop- pins' carpet bag, which inexplica- bly holds a hat stand, a large mirror, a lamp and a tree. My suitcase looks as if it could hold all of that and more. To fill it with less would be an insult. The suit- case, like the monster it re- sembles, can gobble up all. Depending on the airline and the distance we're trav- eling, the size of the bag has gotten us into trouble, but far more often the weight is the problem. And depending on the size of the rental car and the number of passen- gers, the weight of the bag has gotten us into trouble, but far more often the size is the problem. We've had to rearrange and take out and shove in and collapse the flimsy sides. But without fail, it's all been worth it to have everything contained in one spot. Or, I should say, it used to be worth it. The past few times I have traveled, I've no- ticed a disturb- ing trend. The bag is just as full as it ever was, the dia- pers and changing pads and stuffed animals replaced with early reading books and large jackets and, well, different stuffed animals. But now when we are repacking to return from our trip, I am consistently shocked by the number of items I packed that we did not use. No longer do I have the excuse of babies, who need no fewer than 87 outfits for a three-day trip, lest they vom- it all over everything. Nowa- days, with a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old, I should be able to pack properly for the place we are going and the number of days we will be gone. Yet just going away for a weekend wedding trip a few weeks back had me lugging the behemoth bag home again with half the items inside unused. It's time I admit some- thing rather upsetting about myself: I'm a bad packer. Before kids, I prided my- self on my superb pack- ing skills. I could stuff everything I needed into a small backpack and take off for a year. But I realize now that what I'm good at pack- ing is nothing. Want to live off air? I'm your gal! Want a pair of jeans with a chic well- worn look? Borrow mine! I haven't taken them off in two months! It was the perfect pack- ing/poor packing of a privi- leged position. I had a home elsewhere that could store my necessities. I was young and untethered. I needed on- ly to consider my own body. So packing was an act of minimalism. Then I had a kid and bought the mutant suitcase. Packing for the holidays, I'm thinking I should take out the swim jacket I keep around just in case my kid suddenly forgets how to swim and, ya know, the snow Continued on page 5 Being a good loser is the mark of a real winner Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock The mutant suitcase e Shoultz family of Francisco and Oakland City will auction some of the contents of the former Wabash and Erie restaurant and antique store in Francisco. is will be the first of many auctions for the contents of the building and adjacent properties. Items will include: Antique furniture from the 1800's, antique and modern tools, mid-century modern furniture, vintage home decor, kitchen ware, silver serving trays and flatware, vintage tube-style electronics, vintage soda bottles and collectibles, dishware and glassware, collectible knives and jewelry, a nice assortment of old clocks, antique books, old license plates, box of old records, and tons more. Terms: 5% Buyer's Premium. Shane Andis, Auctioneer Lic#AU11900013 Shoultz Personal Property Absolute Auction 1949 S Lakewood Cir., Francisco Saturday, Nov. 30 • 9 AM CST Location: Francisco Lions Club – 2nd street, Francisco, In 812-677-8232 DZhd/KE^ ^dZd//E'EKt͊ ZĞŐŝƐƚĞƌƚŽďŝĚŽŶůŝŶĞĂƚǁǁǁ͘ŐƌĂďĞƌĂƵĐƚŝŽŶƐ͘ĐŽŵ >ŽƚƐƐƚĂƌƚĐůŽƐŝŶŐĂƚϳƉŵ͘ŽŶĞĂĐŚĚĂƚĞƵŶůĞƐƐƐƉĞĐŝĨŝĞĚŽƚŚĞƌǁŝƐĞ͘ ͳǤǡǤʹ ̱ȂȀƬ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ʹǤǡǤ͵ ̱Ȃǡ ǡ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ͵ǤǡǤ͹ ̱ƬǦ ͺǣ͵ͲǤǤͷ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ͶǤǡǤͻ ̱ȋͳȌȂ ǡƬǡͳͲͳͳʹͷ͹ǡǡǤ ȋ͸Ȍ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ͷǤǡǤͳͲ ̱ȋʹȌ ǤͳͲͳͳʹͷ͹ ǡ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ͸ǤǡǤͳͳ ̱ȂǤǡ ǡ ȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗȗ ͹ǤǡǤͳ͸ ̱Ƭ ǡ ǣͳͲǡǡ ̱Ǥ ͳͻͶͲͲͳ͵͵ ͺͳʹǦʹͷͶǦʹʹʹͲ Hoffman & Mullen Realty For All Your Real Estate Needs, Call: 1-800-599-3766 or 812-482-5000 FOR SALE 67.35 acres in Patoka Twp. in Pike County. 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