The Right Coast

January 05, 2006
Shut up about your honor student
By Tom Smith

Parents who brag.

I don't like to listen to people brag about their children, unless their babies. I find bragging about spouses somewhat more tolerable, but that can get old too. Funny stories are fine. Mostly, I feel this is another social trend I am insulated from, or may 'isolated' would be the better word. The NY Times is always talking about these trends that have gotten out of control, when it is the first time I have heard it is a trend. Children out of control at fashionable coffee shops. They are? Spending $1000 on a stroller. People do that? Putting anti-Bush clothing on toddlers. Never seen it. I don't feel like I'm missing all that much.

GET your $1000 stroller here.