Parenting is the only job in the world that requires zero experience and zero qualifications. You could require parenting classes, but any heads up about the perils ahead would result in the quick extinction of the species.
Evolution guided by naturally ignorant selection.
You want to raise (eventually) happy, well-adjusted children? Get used to saying no. A lot.
One of things you learn as a parent is that kids bounce. Not very high. But they do bounce.
In other words they’re more durable than you think. Not indestructible. Just really hardy.
Good parenting isn’t an accident.
It’s a miracle.
My Dad was always big on giving me choices. Choices like, “You spill, you walk home.”
I never spilled.
Apologies for the late post. I was so gobsmacked by the Longhorns win yesterday that I lost all sense of time and number of beers consumed.
Apparently, according to the comments over at gocomics about yesterday’s cartoon, a great many readers of Hedge were beaten as children.
Not sure what to say about that.
Sorry for the late post. Busy doing school signings for Odd Squad in Chicago. Exhausting, but fun. Kids are surprisingly tolerant of rambling cartoonists.