The thing about kids growing up is ...

I love that subject line because just about anything can follow. You may see it a lot.

In this particular moment, the thing about it is that once they get to be 17 or 18 all of the little annoying things that your spouse used to say or do for years (or not do), they notice and call them out on.

So whenever there is lack of logic in how one parks the car or talks about events of the day, they jump all over their parents and with you and your spouse it means - well, I no longer have to do it!

It is bliss, I can just sit back and watch them send zingers of all kinds on all sorts of issues and I can relax and grin (but not so that it can be seen, more of a "grin on the inside"). Really wonderful so you should look forward to when they are about 18 (and then, of course, just when you are enjoying it, they leave the house!).

They do the same (calling out any absence of logic or any BS) with stuff on TV, in the news and even in gatherings and family events. Almost like having your own personal Jon Stewart show.

Which kind of means that the whole burden of setting the world straight is slowly but surely being lifted off me.

Isn't that really how the world is supposed to work, that the next generation takes up the good fight.


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