Thursday, February 19, 2009

Of Mice and Men

We often remind our oldest, that our parenting skills are getting better and better with each child, thanks to all the mistakes we've made parenting him.

Family Councils, as we call them, are how we coordinate our family calendar. A few nights ago, we were discussing schedules for the children. When it became known that S1 was about to receive a privilege to drive himself to a special event, S2 started to grumble about the unfairness of the situation. He quickly stopped himself however, and in a sarcastic tone, unusual for him, he confessed,

"Oh, that's right. I forgot. You are the Golden Child."

S1, who is clear on a regular basis about his many hardships as the oldest child, corrected his little brother,

"You mean I'm the Lab Rat. Right?"


  1. I am sometimes quite thankful that I am an only child :-)

  2. I hear the golden child comment as well. I tell them they are all my golden children.

  3. hah! too funny. i, as the oldest, can relate to being the lab rat. isn't the youngest the golden child?

  4. SD-
    I think that makes you both the Golden Child and the Lab Rat

  5. M-
    From one Lab Rat to another, yes, the youngest is definitely the Golden Child.


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