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On Being A Super Parent

A friend was just complaining about this on her Facebook and I feel that I couldn't agree more. Whenever you have school-going kids, you will feel like you are the one attending school all over again...without the fun! You have to wake up at ungodly hours, be reprimanded when the kids misbehave in school or has bad grades. And if your kids miss school, go to school late, have missing books, wear untidy clothes - fault!

The parent who has to take charge of the kids usually suffer from this; the other parent gets off with barking instructions. Unless you have an agreement with your spouse or partner about the arrangements. Otherwise, you will feel like you are suffering the pressures of going to school.

The kids have it good (well, at least from my point of view) because they have friends there to mix around with and during breaks, you indulge in the extra dollop of ice-cream without your mom (or dad) nagging you. You exchange juicy stories with your best buddies and then have fights over it, and then make up for it.

Hey, that's school, isn't it?

For parents, no such thing. Being a parent is hard work, I'm telling you. On top of that, because I work from home, I have to deal with everyday stuff like laundry, cooking, general cleanliness of the home, kids' hygiene, their friends, what they see on the internet, paying bills and working too.

Sometimes, I feel like I need a cape. To be a superhero.

If you don't already know, whenever I feel pressured like this, I get into my wonderM mode and change my profile picture from the usual one to this one.

Suitable, don't you think? :-)

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