I am part of the solution and part of the problem
We ended our fiscal year at work this week and it was a LONG WEEK. Therefore, I was in no mood for being a good parent when I came home last night.
Me: (entering living-room and flopping across the loveseat like an extremely tired invertebrate)
Mrs. Tbogg: We have a dilemma.
Me: (groan) What do you mean by “we”?
15 year old daughter: Tuesday is (name of boyfriend)’s birthday and I don’t know what to get him.
Me: Why don’t you just give him a hickey and take us out of the loop.
Daughter: (Imagine a look merging all the best qualities of horror, shock and disgust)….
Mrs. Tbogg: I can safely say that no father has ever given that advice to his daughter in the history of mankind.
I like to think that I’m providing her with something to tell Oprah someday.