I’m a failure as a parent. My kids leave all their stuff right where it drops — but — I can count on them to shovel the walk, mow the yard, help bale hay, plow the driveways for the grandparents and us, cook a meal and feed the cows if we need help.
It seems like BIG stuff will get them to deploy but regular everyday stuff causes the most arguments.
As for the contact lenses in the original story, I would have said “Too bad. Wear your glasses.” And, as for the friend who forgot her money, “Call your parents. Good luck.”
What a witless article this is. It does seem to be bragging on how infantile their children are. I was just recently at my brother’s home and the difference between his kids (40s to 50s) and mine (teens to 30) are so striking. His kids are leeches and steal from them and use them. Mine have strong character and integrity, although they certainly aren’t perfect. I was shocked and dismayed at my nieces and nephews. They wonder that I don’t talk about my kids much to them. It’s because my kids would be shining stars next to theirs and I don’t want to embarrass them and brag. To me, my kids are normal.
Obama voters. snort.