You have our blessing to bust out a recent photo of your child now and again, especially when prompted to. Or even to post some cute photos on Facebook from time to time. Its healthy and important for you to be proud of your kids, just don’t be one of those parents who say their child is “advanced” or “athletically gifted.” People won’t believe you and they’ll think you’re a total tool for saying so. Not everyone’s kid can be the smartest in his/her class. Someone’s kid has to be a dumbass. Even if your child is the center of your universe, just remember they’re not the center of your friend, neighbor or colleague’s universe.
Warning: Even Not So Zen Moms get sucked into their kid’s awesomeness on a regular basis. The difference is, the Not So Zen Mom won’t drag everyone around her into her awe inspired state. If you’re reading this blog, odds are, you’re probably not the type of parent who would partake in such behavior. But while we’re discussing kid’s greatness, here is my kid’s first time on a snowboard…In slo-mo of course 😉 I like this video because my younger son almost tripped his brother with his sled in the middle of his run.
Next time you run into one of these overzealous moms, let them talk your ear off for half an hour about how little Johnny is in kindergarten, but reading at a tenth grade level (yeah right), taking Spanish, guitar and swim lessons, playing soccer and Judo (he’s already a black belt I’m sure), and learning yoga to even out his liberal arts education. By the way, last time I was in this situation, I asked the so-called “advanced” kid how to count to twenty and he replied with a “niner, ten, one-teen.” Then he picked his nose and ate his booger. “Gifted,” seriously?! I think not.