The entire family was driving down the highway recently when Peeper let out a wail.
“My heel’s in the wrong spot!” she screamed. Turns out her sock had turned around and she couldn’t straighten it.
I tried coaching her through righting the sock to no avail. As I was in the passenger seat, I twisted all the way around and stretched my arm back.
“Put your foot next to your head,” I told her. I was just able to reach her sock and fixed it.
I waited a beat.
“Do you have something you want to say to Mom?” I asked.
While I massaged the shoulder I’d nearly dislocated, I waited for the thank you.
Peeper was silent for a minute then spoke.
“I want milk.”
It was all I could do to hold my head in my hands and laugh.
That is parenting in a nutshell: You literally bend backwards to help them recover from some ridiculous problem and instead of saying thank you, they move on to the next demand.
At least we have humor, right?
What’s the most ridiculous big-little problem you e had to solve for your kids?