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Parents: ON STRIKE

I’m a loving parent. And I’m going on strike. I’m striking against Lack of Appreciation. Otherwise known as Not Knowing How Good We Kids Have It. It’s not that I’m looking for a thank you (although who am I kidding, that would be nice) or increased pay or more days off (now THERE‘s a concept). I just want to lay a little low, and do remarkably less, so these wonderful, developing kids of mine appreciate what they have. It would look something like this: Instead of the plate of eggs, toast, fruit and juice awaiting the sauntering teen in the morning (what is it about the compulsiveness of us parents to fill ’em with the good stuff?), my teen would find me (quietly on strike), sipping her coffee, reading the paper. As I see him come in, I might say, “Could you pour me a little more coffee, while you’re up?” And he’d be on his own. On his own, at least (albeit in those wee early school morning hours), to find his own breakfast. …