Most days I think my wife likes being a mom; she of course loves our kids and would do anything for them. While I believe they do love her as well, based strictly on the evidence that they can’t be bothered to pick their own dirty socks up off the floor, I’m not so sure they would do anything for her. That doesn’t change anything, but it sure is obvious that “mom” has to be among the most thankless jobs ever in the history of the human race. It’s a wonder women everywhere haven’t protested and ended the whole species by now.
For as smart as we think we are, it’s a rare day indeed when parents can sneak something into a kid’s diet. They can ignorantly walk by an overflowing basket of laundry to be folded, or a crying dog standing at the door, but put an onion or anything green on to a pizza and alarms are going off all over town. Yes, I was a kid once, and admittedly I was probably THE pickiest eater on the entire planet, but that doesn’t make it any easier to understand now.
Is it a mere coincidence that Leap Years always fall on Presidential election years? I doubt it, but who wouldn’t want to extend that torture by an extra day?
And this pretty much describes the seasons we have in upstate New York.
Some people love vegetable juice; I’m not one of them. My kids are split on the topic; oldest daughter loves it, other daughter and son, not so much. Rhiannon’s dislike of most vegetables is almost legendary in our house. I was the same way as a kid, so I hope she grows to like them as I did. Unless they’re in juice format.
Not sure where the copyright info went on this one, but it’s still (C) 2009 Brian Dettmann.
Some people make them. I don’t. It seems like a good idea, but it just never seems to work out the way we planned. I think we’d be a lot better off if we just started doing some of these goals we set for ourselves when we think of them, without all the “fanfare” and self imposed pressure of making it a resolution.
In reality I’m the one who always tells the old jokes. Old dudes know old jokes. No other way around it.