Monday, January 31, 2011

What Beanie says

Beanie overheard StraightMan and me talking about the continuing discussion about "tiger mothers" and she asked me what that meant. I think I said something about especially strict parents who do not let their daughters have sleepovers. To which Beanie replied: "But you let me have a sleepover."

So then I asked: "Do you think your parents are strict?"

"Yes."

"You do?"

"Because you get upset when I forget to listen to you and things like that." Then she laughed. I tickled her.

We both decided that what I am is not a tiger mother, but a "kitty mama."

Purrr...

3 comments:

  1. You are raised by the parents you have, not the parents you wish you had ...

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  2. hey, Kate! and how about: You raise the kids you have, not the kids you occasionally wish you had not had...

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  3. Oops, I think I mean: You raise the kids you have, which are the kids you occasionally wish you had not had...

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