Still, most people seem to manage okay. At least so it would appear given how many of us actually make it into adulthood. Of course there are your parental nightmares, the ones who shouldn't be allowed to look after a blue eyed kitten let alone a kid. But for the most part parents just seem to be people trying not to let anyone else know they don't really have a clue what they're doing.
And then there are the ones who take parenthood to a whole new level.
Take this guy for instance [link]. This is what I call a parenting win ... or a parenting fail, I'm not really sure which. Either way, he's my new hero.
I mean, what sort of evil genius comes up with the idea of torturing their kid by waving to the school bus dressed in a different costume every day just because their kid didn't want them coming out to say goodbye? I've heard of some pretty good ones before, picking the kid up from school wearing pajamas, the use of mortifyingly sweet nicknames, etc, but this is some top notch humiliation.
Of his many and incredibly varied costumes, I have to admit my favourite is the wedding dress. I bet it was his wife's and she had no idea he borrowed it. Can't you just imagine the yelling later on when he came in? "What the hell? How did grass stains get over the hem of my wedding dress? God damn it, Dale! What did I say about wearing my dresses!". The toilet was pretty good too, although it worries me a little that he just happened to have a spare toilet bowl lying around.
I do have to wonder, though, what a grown man was doing with so many different costumes.
And just what exactly was he thinking when he put on that Little Mermaid outfit? Those shells don't cover anything!