As parents, we are hardwired to tender advice to our children: how to study, what to eat, and bon mots like “if someone says ‘hey, watch this,’ run for cover.” (When you’re young, someone’s about to land in the principal’s office. When you’re an adult, someone’s about to lose a limb, land in jail, or both.)
When parents need guidance, we turn to books, a pediatrician, or a parenting expert. But what if the people who have life all figured out are the ones who —if left unattended —would substitute milk with Mountain Dew, consume a sugar-only diet and sleep on the floor in a mass of dirty laundry? Nope, not your husband. Your children.