Friday, March 12, 2010

In Support of Two-Parent Households


What's the main reason a kid should have two parents?

So when the Cub Scouts have an overnight adventure on a submarine, the parent who has heart palpitations just thinking about being on a submarine, berthed the entire time or not, and who knows she would just, one, be shouting at random times throughout the ordeal "Remember the Kursk!"; and, two, be volunteering to do the entire night watch rather than have to feign sleep in a room full of grubby Cub Scouts who don't realize WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE, can send the other parent to make their Youngest over-the-moon ecstatic.

Other than that? I don't see any reason for demanding a two-parent household.


[Photo courtesy Maritime.org.]

4 comments:

Lori said...

Oh! I have one more reason...so that one parent can wake up at 6:30am to take one kid to driver's ed class while the other sleeps in after working for 14 hours without even having time to eat.

Jomama said...

Our Pack went on that overnighter on the USS Pampanito too--it was great fun! But yeah, not a lot of sleep to be had onboard. Enjoy your good night of sleep at home :-)

6512 and growing said...

My head is spinning.
Even in my small town classrooms are getting bigger and some schools are doing just four days a week. Hard times.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I would have been quoting "Hunt for Red October," in my best Sean Connery voice, all. damned. night.

Seriously.

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