Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parenting Fail

This picture tells a tragic, but ultimately one-sided story.  We had gone over to a friend's house to watch a particularly awesome sporting event, and took the kids with us.  I had just handed my phone over to Kiddo #2 to play some video games, as she was getting a bit jumpy at the time.  Unbeknownst to me, she took this picture showing her parents zoned out on the other side of the house and a cheetos bag in front of her.

Super-high quality parenting going on there!

These kinds of pictures keep me humble.

Fortunately, the real story is that we had already taken them biking and swimming, with liberal doses of story reading, Capsela building and other such generally redeeming activities. Plus, they also had benefit of friend-supplied art projects, toys and so forth. 

Of course, those all happened off-camera.


  1. It sounds like you earned a little adult time that day and that kids needed some time when they could be with each other!...The danger for me is that my kids generally get into way more trouble when I zone out:)