The most wonderful time of the year!
When all the overprotective parents in their SUVs park all around the entrance to my housing development every school morning to keep their eyes on their precious little butterflies until the bus comes to pick them up. Because:
1) Their spawn can’t walk the two blocks from their house to where the bus picks up. Nope. Must be driven.
2) They must all park there so they can all watch their particular children. No one parent can be entrusted to make sure all of these children can successfully stand around for ten minutes and then step onto a bus.
3) They must park there to keep their children safe…while obstructing the views of cars trying to enter or exit the complex therefore increasing the chance that someone actually does get hurt.
4) They know if they don’t park there one of their kids will so totally get abducted. For sure. Because they swear they heard about that happening once.
People always think I have chosen to not have children because I don’t like children. Nope. I’ve made my choice because I don’t want to become a parent.
Rewind Sunday: Pa Kent Is A Terrible Father Edition
The film has not gotten any better in my memory as the summer has progressed.
I’ll still take a mother T-Rex over the mother of a baby.
I like messing with pushy parents with children fetishes
Her: You'd make a great parent.
Me: No. No I wouldn't.
Her: But you're such a great doggie daddy!
Me: Last time I checked I wasn't allowed to crate train children or insist that they poop and pee in the yard.
Her: Oh, but you...
Me: No. Really. You don't understand. I checked.
Me: You want to know what I would be allowed to do?
Spoilery Reason Why Every Parent Should Take Their Child To See “Monsters University”
One of the messages of the movie is that you can be the smartest, hardest working, most passionate person in an organization who works on your opportunities and turns them into strengths, who leads when you need to lead and who follows when you need to follow, who takes risks, shows integrity, owns up to your mistakes, who doesn’t let the opinions of others dissuade you, who doesn’t get discouraged, and who builds relationships and takes care of others…
and you still might find out that you are never going to make your dream a reality; that you chose a dream that you will never be able to make come true.
You might fail. Completely. And no one is going to swoop in and give you what you want just because you “deserve” it. And you might realize that you gave it your best shot and it’s time to move on with no regrets.
If you take that energy and effort and direct it towards a new goal; a goal chosen based on what you have learned, maybe you’ll make that new dream a reality. And that reality might be pretty darned good.
And that is a damn important message.
Superman will be totally distraught about murdering someone with his bare hands in the sequel that the studio isn’t comfortable committing to yet and/or the Justice League film that just had its script thrown out.
“Come, Clark, rest underneath the nurturing branches of the giving tree.”
"Remember, son. Never be special."