Monday, November 23, 2009

Hey Ma!

A note to parents of young children. It's amazing and admirable that you have learned to ignore your child's constant "hey mommy! mommy! mommy! mommy? mommmmmmy! mom! hey mom!". I understand that you are having a conversation with your adult friend over coffee and you can't answer a question from your child every second. I understand that it is part of the survival of parenting that you are able to tune out the innocuous pleas of your child at times. I also understand that it is next to impossible for you to get out on your own and have adult conversations.

Just keep in mind that the rest of us haven't learned to tune out the pleas. It's like the constant screeching of a loud alarm clock at the next table over or like a tied-up and desperate dog barking for help.

Just keep it in mind.

(Couldn't say it at the restaurant, so I said it here.)

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