I Want a Gold Medal for Parenting This Summer

Whether I deserve it or not.

This year we aren’t going to be able to watch the Tokyo Summer Olympics. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t millions of parents out there who are deserving of podium finishes. Sound the trumpets. Cue the patriotic music. We F-ing deserve it.

Yesterday morning I woke up early, as I usually do, to sit and do this. To write. In quiet, while no one was asking me for anything, or help them do something, or to be the arbiter for some inane thing that I wasn’t likely to agree to…