Each and every one of us signed a contract upon having children. Remember that piece of paper spelling out all the terms and conditions of parenting? Recall the fierce negotiations, the lawyers making clear to us our rights and obligations?
It was the contract that you were told could never be broken. The contract that states if you don’t agree to its stipulations you have no one to sue and no judge to hear your case in court.
You remember the contract, right? The unspoken parental contract that clarified how your mornings of getting to “sleep in” are over for at least the next 18 years.
If you lost your contract, I kept mine and am happy to hit some of the highlights for you …