This is a fun list written by Ann Zeise. Enjoy.

  1. Your kids never tell you that you’re a lot dumber than their teacher.
  2. If you can’t find matching socks for your child first thing in the morning, who cares?
  3. Cleaning out the refrigerator can double as chemistry lab.
  4. Your kids have good reason to think they might get spanked in school, but no reason to think they’ll get beat up by a gang.
  5. If the principal gives the teacher a bad evaluation, she can stick her icy feet against his legs at night.
  6. You can post the Ten Commandments on your school room wall and you won’t get sued.
  7. You never have to drive your child’s forgotten lunch to school.
  8. Your child will never go to their 20th high school reunion, meet an old flame, and recklessly abandon their marriage.
  9. You get to change more than diapers, you get to change their minds.
  10. If you get caught talking to yourself, you can claim you’re having a PTA meeting.
  11. It’s better to be slightly concerned about socialization than very concerned about socialism.
  12. Your child will never suffer the embarrassment of group showers after PE.
  13. The only debate about the school lunch program is whose turn it is to cook.
  14. You never have to face the dilemma of whether to take your child’s side or the teacher’s side in a dispute at school.
  15. If your child gets drugs at school, it’s probably Tylenol.
  16. The teacher gets to kiss the principal in the faculty lounge and no one gossips.
  17. Your kids recognize that this list is numerically in reverse order.
  18. Your honor student can actually read the bumper sticker that you have on your car.
  19. If your child claims that the dog ate his homework, you can ask the dog.
  20. Some day your children will consider you to be a miracle working expert and will turn to you for advice.