Do you ever have one of those moments when you just feel like you’ve failed as a parent? Well, if not, then just shut up because I don’t think I want you as my friend. Because I seriously have one of those ‘moments’ at least a couple of times a day.
Like that time when I forgot to buy milk? For 3 straight days? Here kids, have another Flintstone vitamin.
Other times, it is that moment when your kid points directly at someone, and says, “Oh, look! Hoboes!”
Now, I know what you’re thinking... how politically incorrect of my seven year old. The term ‘homeless’ is acceptable. Yes. ‘Down on their luck’… um, okay. But ‘hoboes’??
Strangely enough, though, she was pointing at a pair of teenage boys in Target, who, while having some seriously scruffy hair, didn’t have anything else about them that looked even slightly ‘hobo-ish’.
But then I happened to notice that one of them had a picture of a cartoon tiger on his t-shirt.
You know… the one from that famous comic strip, ‘Calvin and Hoboes’?