Monday, November 26, 2007
as of late, my daughter has started referring to us as her "parental unit". it must be something she picked up from her socially conscious progressive high school but this term bugs the hell out of N.
probably, he finds it disrespectful. perhaps impersonal. i can't quite put my finger on it and while i think it's funny in the "that's cute" kind of way i have to admit N is right. children should address their parents with respect.
So...on vacation last week, belle said, "thank you, parental unit" and in response N said, "you're welcome, consumption unit."
doesn't that just sum up a teenager's role perfectly?