My son was working on his history paper, the topic women in aviation engineering. He says to me. “Mom I just learned something interesting. The women interviewed in the article says that at least 1/3 of all women in the field went to all-girl colleges.”
I say, ”Well, that makes sense. It is believed or maybe true that some men don’t like to date smart women, or at least women smarter than they are, so in mixed classes women tend to ‘dumb down.’”
Logan looked at me as if I had grown a second head. “What?”
Me, “I raised you right; you don’t understand.”
Logan, “That is lame. Who would want a date a guy like that anyway?”
Me, “I have no idea. Would it bother you if your girlfriend got a better grade on your English paper?”
Logan eyebrow raised. “Mom, she is so going to get a better grade on her English paper, and she’s in a higher math than me.”
I shrugged. “Does it make you feel like less of a man?”
Logan, “Of course not. Some people are so stupid.”
Me, “Yes, yes they are. And you’re welcome.”
Logan, “For what?”
Me, “Raising you to be better.”
Have you had a moment when you knew you had done an awesome job as a parent? I’d love to hear about it!
You *are* a great parent! I love your humor with him.
I had a moment like that recently talking with my son about gay marriage. He just couldn’t understand why anyone would have a problem with it. It had never even crossed his mind that it was anything other than right that people should be allowed to marry whoever they want.
I wish I’d thought to say “you’re welcome” to him! 🙂
Don’t forget! It’ll take years before our kids understand and thank us for what we do so we must acknowledge ourselves, because you too are an awesome parent!
You are indeed an awesome parent. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
As a mother to girls, I love what you’ve taught your son. More mothers of sons should be so considerate.
Thank you- I have a daughter too, so any boy she brings home will be thoroughly tested- within legal-ish means
Nope. Still waiting.
LOL- sighs being a parent is thankless which is why we must support each other.
I don’t know. I’d like to think so, but my kids are so much smarter and savvier and more gorgeous than I ever was at their ages. They always have been.
I feel the same way 🙂