Description: Dave is having many problems in life; including things like not being able to pay for car repairs and write a good song. After costing the boys their soccer game and not being able to pay to send them to summer camp, he feels that the boys would be better off without him. The boys later come to him in a dream saying how things would be different for them without him. Simon is first to say that without Dave to help him in the spelling bee, he would still be in kindergarten at the age of 40. (The word was Mississippi. Without Dave's help he spelled it Misaspi, causing him to be held back.) Theodore says that without Dave's help, he became a hermit on a desert island. Alvin is last to say that without the first success of his lemonade stand, he became a failure.