The Kidling is such a damn good kidling that sometimes The Dada and I get a bit, shall we say, confident.*
“Surely,” I think to myself, “we must be doing something right if The Kidling is so stinking amazing.” It just takes a little not-so-free association to get from “we must be doing something right” to “we must be getting this right” to “we must be getting everything right.” That last one, of course, means we are flawless parents.
Or maybe not:
Alice: Can I watch TV?
The Mama: No.
Alice: (in a sing song voice) If you do, I’ll let you have one of my quarters!
The Mama: (suppressing laughter) That’s very tempting. We’ll see.
Alice: (still singing) Or twooo-ooooo!
So perhaps bribery is a too frequently used tool in our parenting arsenal. I dare you to honestly profess your own innocence on that count.
* By “The Dada and I,” I really mean “I.” Whatever.