What’s The Deal With Parents?!

2 Mar

Okay, Jerry Seinfeld here, asking you that age-old, simple, yet mind-blogging questions.

What’s the deal with parents?

Last night His parents came and joined us for dinner. This used to be a much rarer thing, considering they lived in New Brunswick. Now his Dad is here every month or so for a couple weeks at a time, so we’re seeing much more of His dad, but His mom is a new one – she usually sticks it out in NB, but last night, she joined us.

Parents are funny, aren’t they. I think you always covet everyone else’s parents when you’re growing up and in high school, but that changes as you get older. Once you see and interact with someone else’s parents regularly, you always kind of miss your own.

In high school I had kind of both feelings towards my parents. I got in crazy arguments with both of them, but at the same time, my Dad coached my baseball team for years (I admired his winning strategies and the fact that he yelled at kids I didn’t like), and my mom was always awesome – letting me have sleepovers with six girls the night before the first day of school, and making us care packages for the big day.

I still get in arguments with my parents, but I’ve discovered this is only if I’m visiting home for more than three days. That three day mark is money – I would bet $20 that on that third day… blow-up.

And yet when I’m not at home, I miss them. I love when they visit – they always take us grocery shopping and my mom will clean our house. My dad brings his tool set and gets handy around the house and all – it’s totally cute.

Yup, parents are funny.



One Response to “What’s The Deal With Parents?!”

  1. Kirsten March 3, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I hear ya! I guess the saying goes “can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em”. Right now I would beg to differ and say that I can’t live with ’em, and CAN live without ’em (at least in another house, lol).

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