Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Raising Children

"Govern a family as you would cook a small fish-very gently". - Chinese Proverb

My son informed me last night that he should be able to watch what I thought was a ridiculously inappropriate (especially for his age) television show on MTV2. I told him he could watch it when he was a teenager. He said, "Mom, I am a teenager".
Long Pause. Oh, ya! He sort of had me on that one.
I said, "You can watch it when your fifteen".
He said, "How about we compromise and I can watch it when I am fourteen"?
The years have flown by because it seems like just yesterday he was heading to Kindergarten and the little trick that 'you can do (fill in blank here) when you are a teenager' really isn't that effective anymore.