There are actually many, many things I didn't know when I was fifteen. I thought I knew it all (like most teenagers), but I was wrong. One of the many things I didn't know was that working at the Howard Johnson's in Lake George, NY would teach me all sorts of valuable skills. I thought the job was a great way to make money over the summer. Instead, I learned a variety of things: guest service, responsibility and how to make a great ice cream sundae.
It turns out the skill my kids appreciate the most is the making ice cream sundaes bit.