As adults, we’re sometimes not given much leeway to act as children again. We’ve got bills to pay, families to feed, and careers to manage. But we should give ourselves some downtime every now and then — especially to act like a kid and get away with it.
We don’t fit in with our married parent friends — or our single friends. We can be lonely.
It’s the funny, unexpected twist of parenting. You kids come into our lives. Helpless. Dependent. And along with that we are given a feeling of value and importance because we are needed.
1. Always lock the door when you’re taking a shower.
“This is exasperating!”
“I’ve already explained to you how ______ works at least seven times, and if I explain it again part of me is going to die.”
Thank you, Fred, for allowing me to give our daughter enough love and affection to make up for your absence.
“You shouldn’t smoke near your child.”
In a world where American children are at an extremely high risk of being bullied to the point of suicide, becoming victims of sexual assault, or catching the Ebola virus, parents need to exercise extra caution and panic.
“I’ve never been on live television before!”