My stepson lovingly joked with me that I should be “one of those meticulous moms that keeps everything super organized.”
Though I haven’t perfected this parenthood thing, I do the cooking, the laundry, general tidying up, clean the cat litter, make sure homework, chores, and sports activities happen on time, and tuck the blankets tight at bedtime. Not too shabby.
When I mentioned these things to my stepson he said, “Yeah. Me and dad are lazy bums.”
I laughed and hugged him. Then, I did what any meticulous mom would do: I called dibs on the Xbox.