Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Speaking of Parenting

And I do seem to speak of parenting rather a lot for someone who isn't doing any of it. Anyway, I like a good parenting story as much as the next person.

Recently Alice over at Finslippy was feeling like a horrible parent so she asked people to comment with their worst parenting moment. The stories are car-wreck bad but also so compelling they're car-wreck fascinating. She got so many that she had to narrow them down into "winning categories". I'll link to her wrap up post so you can read just the short version if you like but I recommend clicking though to the original post for all the entries. They are legion but they are fabulous, the perfect thing to store away for a day when you're not feeling that parenting genius and need a reminder that there are worse things you could do than...oh god I can't give you an example, I don't want to ruin it for you.

Go on! Go away!

No! Come back!

You know, when you're finished.


  1. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Thanks for the link! I only had time this morning to read the wrap up but will get back to it later today.

    I never wanted to have kids and never will but I can fully appreciate what these parents have gone through. Bless them.

  2. Wrap up... very nice.
    I have never pretended I was alone.
    And in some ways it aleves the guilt to read that I am truly not.
    But it still feels like I have short comings and goings.
    She got the "you are a lucky kid" speech today. And I really, really lost all of my marbles.
    Beyond the guilt... I am tired of it.
    Sorry about the half thoughts.
    I needed a place to put some of them.
    Thank you.

  3. I'm with you, Laurie, but I like the stories and I know there are some about my parents too.

    Gert, the "you are a lucky kid" speech is awesome. Sadly it never works as well as it ought to. Hope the today is better than yesterday.