Grow UpPosted: September 10, 2011
A guy I know is fond of saying, “In times of stress or crisis, just remember that someone has to be the adult”. Good saying. Hard to implement.
Years ago, this guy took his 3 young boys to Wal-Mart, and the boys simultaneously melted down in the checkout line. Adult Dude could not control Little Dudes. The situation was full-on chaos.
He looked up to see all of the other adults staring at him with the “Man, this guy’s really struggling to control his kids” look on their faces. At that point in the story, he told me, “Dan, I just reminded myself that someone had to be the adult.
But it wasn’t going to be me.
I turned to the starers and yelled ‘WHAT??? YOUR KIDS LOVE YOU ALL THE TIME????'”.
Here’s a crying child: