Black coffee at the all-night truck stop

What's the matter with parents these days? Dang, they are so stressed. Still, I think they've lost sight of the long term goal. Their experience of parenting is "All Joy and No Fun".

Jennifer Senior's book, All Joy and No Fun : The Paradox of Modern Parenting comes out in January. It expands on her New York Magazine cover story from July 4, 2010.

Inhale aroma of burned down coffee carafe seasoned with diesel fuel. Stare the fried egg eyeball to eyeball. Get honest.

Parenting is moments of transcendent joy occasionally encountered in terrain of incredible tedium and stress. Parenting can destroy a marriage that already has cracks and crevices.

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

In the background, though, I am listening to Rosemary Clooney sing "Black Coffee" (and cigarettes)...