Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cinderella and Me

I am the mother of three able bodied children- and like many other parents, fortunate enough to (mostly) maintain a level of middle class life, my progeny can often appear to me like the laziest human beings alive. 

Something about empathizing with another's feelings who is not their peer in age can cause a kind of hypnotic glaze to fix itself on my teenager's face. As a parent you can demand, request, command or cajole participation in household chores- with all methods producing strikingly similar outcomes. Very little (or worse, lackluster) participation on the part of the same crowd you call on better days "my offspring." So, I try to seek my higher power as I once again clean the fireplace, cinders and all.

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