They can be frustrating, exasperating, even downright insulting.
But they're our “kids”, and we love them unconditionally. Still, there’s nothing that thrills us quite as much as when they show us how much they really care (and not just on our birthday)!
Print out this list and surreptitiously leave it at their house when you next visit. Or slip it into your daughter’s handbag or son’s coat pocket. Hopefully, they’ll get the hint!
1. Call us at least once to simply
ask “how are you?”
By the time she’s reached her 20s, your daughter has developed her own style. She probably doesn’t like your clothes either.
No. (And if you’ve already coaxed your daughter into being Facebook friends, don’t comment on how ‘hot’ she looks in all her photos.)
Your son didn’t visit home for the weekend to do your chores. At least say “please.”
When what? Why were you doing this?
Translation: “I am miserable with you gone. Any chance you’ll move back?”