I have read numerous articles written by mommies who think they are clever and witty. They write about how their toddler, five year old, preteen, or teenager acts, thinks or embarrasses them. These blogs have titles such as: 10 Things Moms of Teen Boys Must Know, or Surviving the Toddler Years. As I read these blogs, I think that someday these children will grow up and write retaliatory blogs aimed at those mommies. I also see pictures or videos posted of a child doing something foolish or dangerous and my first thought is, “Why in the world did you pull out the camera? You should have been helping your child.”
*There is no frustration greater than driving with your parent: You know that it is time to take away their driver’s license, but that means that you will have to pick up your mom and drive her everywhere. Right now, any time you are with her, she insists on driving. That last mailbox almost took off the side of your car. This may be the time you start thinking about that job relocation. Let someone else have the headache of taking her car keys away!