My kids were always a little bit more afraid of me than they were of the police
When they said, “But Mom, if you were my friend”… my standard answer was, “But I am not your friend I am your mother”
Rule # 1. Never embarrass your mother
Rule # 2. Have deep cover available if you do
You never stop being a parent, just as in the work force you go from full-time to part-time
When children are little they step on your toes, when they are big they step on your heart.
Everyone needs some kind of structure in their lives and guide-lines and boundaries. Trust me, everyone tests the boundaries now and then to see if by chance they might have changed.
I resent when a 20 year old who doesn’t know me feels free to call me by my first name
I find that having a master’s degree in manipulation is very helpful. Much easier to get someone to do something when they think it was their idea.
Did you ever notice that the older your kids get the more intelligent you become? When they are in their teens you are bordering on idiocy and completely clueless, by the time they are in their early 20s you have become fairly intelligent, and by their 30s they are seeking your advice.
If you want to win the war, choose your battles carefully