Part of a conversation Gail and I had with Ryan and Nicholas the other day:
Gail: We’re the parents. It’s our job to keep you guys safe, to protect
you. It’s also our job to teach you to be nice, polite, helpful, to help you
learn, give you food and clothes, a place to sleep….
Ryan: Drive us to school?
Gail: Yes, that’s another one. All of those things are part of our job as
parents. Nicholas, what do you think your job is?
(Nicholas then rolled his eyes and gave a big sigh, as though he’s given
this same answer a hundred times before)
Nicholas: Remember my shoes.