Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Crap Parenting: Share and Share alike . . .

Because Metric called me out and I haven't posted one of these lately:

About two days after extolling the virtue of "sharing" to the daughter: "We are a sharing family, right?"

Daughter: "Daddy when can we share the little computer?" (Aka the $1100 dollar laptop . . . )

Me: "oh, in a minute sweetie" (while desperately trying to figure out how to say "but sweetie, sharing is for you and your brother . . . and not me and my expensive toys . . . without being trapped in my necessarily hypocritical parenting . . . )

BTW . . . the little computer is now called the "webkinz" computer . . . if you have little kids you probably know what these are . . .

2 comments:

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

I just want you to know that I'm saving all of your Crap Parenting series. I'm saving them in case I ever find a woman that wants to have children with me. I'll use them as a handbook for raising my own children.... "But honey.... Patrick said..... " "No no no... Crap Parenting is just an expression; it's like bad is good"

TexasPatrick said...

Glad to know I am a force for good . . not . . evil . . . um . . . yeah I'll stop talking now . .