Your Parents Were Awesome


The tumblr My Parents Were Awesome reminds me of that Don McLean song which my (fairly dorky) parents used to chant to us kids when frustrations arose:

Be kind to your parents / Though they don’t deserve it / Remember, they’re grown-ups: / A difficult stage of life.

They’re apt to be nervous / And over-excited / Confused from the daily storm and strife.

Just keep in mind / Though it sounds odd I know / Those parents / Once were children long ago. / Incredible!

So treat them with patience / And kind understanding / In spite of the foolish things they do.

Some day you may wake up / And find you’re a parent too