I am sitting with my 15yo, who is full of blog post suggestions.
When he saw that I had typed "All The Things" in the title box, he said, "Are you going to lament your inability to get things done around the house?"
When I said I wasn't sure what I was going to write about, he said, "Maybe you could write a post about mothering inadequacies that you don't actually need to worry about."
I said, "Do I do that often?"
"Enough that I notice," he told me. "What about a rant on the importance of a free-range childhood? Or how people need to support public breastfeeding? A review of a book you loved by an author who's been dead for at least a hundred years? A recent interest observed in one of your children that's somehow a metaphor for parenting?"
So...then...I just transcribed the conversation and prepared to shut up the laptop. My husband is reading us the new ICD-10 codes and I'd hate to miss out. Did that injury occur because your boat was on fire, or were your waterskis on fire? Those ICD-10 codes are not the same. And if your doctor uses W59.2 when you were actually bitten by a tortoise (not a turtle), your insurer might not reimburse.
PS In the interest of accuracy I said, "Wait, which one is tortoise-induced injury?" There was a choral snort from the 15yo and his father. "How many times do we have to tell you?" they wanted to know. It's a tough crowd here, I'm telling you.