Friday, March 25, 2011

7 Quick Takes: The Jaded Parent Edition







I have to get up at 7 AM both days this weekend to take various children to where they need to go.  I feel cheated.

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I would persuade Larry to do the chauffeuring instead, but he's not here.  Not that that bothers me or anything...

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I am currently suffering from the worst case of pinkeye I have ever had.  As Rachel said this evening, "You look really freaky."  Thanks, sweetheart.

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David made spinach lasagna tonight.  That's right, folks - when he's not fixing our computers, he's cooking vegetarian meals.  I'd like to take credit for this marvelous state of affairs; but, having been at this parenting gig for almost 20 years now, I know better than to be smug.  For all I know, next week Larry and I could be just another pair of clueless parents telling the FBI, "Gee, we had no idea he was hacking into NORAD."

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It's hard for me to believe that Larry and I were once innocent enough to think that we had any sort of control over how our kids turned out.  You know, way back when all the kids were little, before we encountered that crapshoot more commonly known as adolescence


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Of course, Rachel helped to shake us out of our complacency, too.  And she was only 4 at the time.

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Why don't you check out Jen's 7 Quick Takes?  She's not as jaded as I am.  But then, her oldest is only 7.
 


[Innocence image: Fapit.net]

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6 comments:

  1. As always, I'm loving your take on adolescence. My older daughter broke me in when she also was about 4. I am absolutely certain she is hacking into NORAD or, at the very least, the school's computer system!

    Hope your pinkeye is better soon and you don't look so freaky!

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  2. One of the things I loved most about my husband has been his willingness to do early morning driving. Now that they all drive, one of the things I love most about my kids is their ability to do early morning driving.

    Thank goodness the pinkeye has not affected your ability to see the Words with Friends screen on your iTouch!

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  3. Oh my god, what I would give for someone in the house who could make dinner (other than me)!!!

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  4. My husband can't even turn on the stove, but still, wouldn't trade mr WHO Can't for your pink eye.

    You make keep your lasagna.
    xo

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  5. Does David give cooking lessons? I've got a couple of boys here who need to expand their horizons beyond Ramen.

    Pink eye... the gift that keeps on giving...

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  6. I JUST love this post on so many levels- it made me smile ( and I haven't smiled all weekend) thank you...

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