Day 24. 48 pages, 21,958 words.
Alright, I’m reasonably uninspired this morning and want to spend my spare time writing stuff that won’t be appearing on this blog (for the most part), so here’s another one of those quizzes with mildly amusing but overall not very surprising results.
The quiz itself, for those parents who want to see if they’re even remotely as cool as I am, is here. Hope that link works.
This was all pretty obvious and of course means precisely diddly squat. I think I’m a somewhat more uptight parent than this, but fine. I’ll take it. I’m sure as shit not going to let my kids decide what sort of parent I am when there’s a perfectly good Internet here to decide for them.
I also see more than my fair share (or precisely my fair share) of parent-teacher meetings in my future.
I did my best to answer honestly, and thought I would lose points on the question about the shopping centre tantrum – I went with “threaten them”, since after trying to reason with Wump and doing my best to ignore her (it’s gotten to the point that if I try to ignore her, she will just walk the fuck off into the vast, crowded mall and not give a single tiny shit about whether I follow her or not), it is my go-to response and it seems to work. Obviously I don’t know what sort of ‘threat’ was meant to be in question here: I tend to go for “see how you have a chocolate mousse / bag of candy / new DVD in the shopping trolley? Shut the fuck up or it’s going back on the shelf right now,” and that seems to work. I don’t say, for example, “stop making a scene before I break your Goddamn arm.”
Still, even with this minor uncoolness, I won “cool parent”.
That’s about it for today. Let me know how you fared! I’ve seen non-parents also take this and I think it’s perfectly valid for them to do so, with the one minor problem that I don’t know how the “how many kids do you have” question affects the outcome, and thus what the “none” option will do. Be interesting to see.
As a bonus, since I am having a Facebook-heavy blogging week, here’s one I realised I hadn’t posted up here but I thought was fun. Actually, there are lots of answers to this one so feel free to weigh in.
The War on Drugs just got real.
P.S. And yes! This is that blog post I talked about doing a while ago, where WordPress will auto-display comments in the news feed as “[user] on lots of drugs”. So if that’s not a reason to comment on the post, I don’t know what is.