Daughter #2 wanted to see a movie with her friend last night.
They were going to go to "Forty Year Old Virgin".
We did a ratings check, and told her No. She couldn't see it.
She's a month short of 17.
She was not impressed.
She argued from the pay phone, with her friend beside her, but found us immovable.
We are nasty parents. We don't mind embarrassing our children in front of their friends. I'm sure they think we spend all our spare moments thinking of evil chores and inflexible rules. It may appear that we are up nights devising ways to torture them and make their little lives miserable. But we don't have to.
It just comes naturally.
And we're good at it.