We ALL say it!
We all claim that our little angels would NEVER do HALF the stuff those little demons two streets over, the next table over, or three rows ahead of us are doing.
And WHY wouldn't they do it?
Because WE are such wonderful parents.
We wrote the book on parenting!
All of us have come home late on a Friday or Saturday night and seen the cars lining the street, beer bottles in the gutter and teenagers strolling through bushes back to their cars.
SOMEONE'S parents are out of town!
And someone's parents are soooooo STUPID!
Who would leave a teenager unattended.......for even 15 minutes?
Not me! Never! Ever!
Except for last week, when I left Parker HOME ALONE for two days.
Well.........not exactly alone.
My brother and sister-in-law live two doors away and Parker was working the whole time....
or at least 20 of the 48 hours.
But when we came home,
I knew immediately.
There were the tell-tale signs!
The table was set -
The chop sticks were out.
And sure enough - there were the half empty bottles.
Someone had been into the Peanut Oil and the Rice Vinegar!
Parker had a DINNER party while we were gone.
Yes, MY child cooked up a storm with no supervision.
He went to the store and bought CHILE PEPPERS and SHITAKE MUSHROOMS on his own.
And I am sure the clerk didn't ask for ID!
He made Kung Pao Chicken AND Fried Rice for 3 of his friends!
Two of them are going into college and one was his 14 year old cousin.
Where were HIS parents!!!!
Learn from my tale of woe!
No matter how nice, obedient, smart, and responsible your children are, don't EVER leave them unattended!