Dog bites man

Headlines should aim to surprise—or at least, enlighten—the reader. The headline for this list/article (is “listicle” really a word? really?) merely depressed me:

30 Parents Who Are DEFINITELY Smarter Than Their Kids

I’m not sure which is worse—that the writer found only 30 examples of this strange phenomenon, or that the website editors believe it is a strange phenomenon.

I mean, not in sitcom-land, but in the real world adults are smarter than kids. Right?

Well, okay, not in the house I grew up in. And maybe not in the penthouse of Trump Tower. But somewhere.

I’m just going to cling to that belief as hard as I can, okay? (Can you tell I don’t have kids?)

 

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