Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[child] The trials of being a parent

This is a despatch from the Department of No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.

the_child and her mother recently argued about whether or not the_child should be allowed the watch/listen to Hannah Montana. The disagreement was on aesthetic grounds rather than matters of principle. This kid had Talking Heads and Annie Lenox as her cradle music, after all.

I pointed out to the_child that she didn’t have to like the same things her parents did. I pointed out to her mother that this fight would only end in tears, and Hannah Montana was reasonable enough a form of rebellion.

I am now being treated to a Hannah Montana movie for my sins. On the other hand, the teacher in the frametale sitcom looks a lot like Chris Garcia, so all is not lost.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: child, funny, movies, personal
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