Consulting Mommypedia
What I know could fit into a thimble.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24 (Tammy Gardner)
Being a parent has exposed me for the ignoramus I truly am.

‘Mom, why are so few people left-handed?’

I accept that I don’t know everything, but man, it is tempting to show off when offered the spongy enthusiasm of an enquiring mind.

I start out okay, explaining about genes and how you get one from each parent and sometimes one is dominant and that’s why I have blue eyes, but he has green.

‘So why does Kyle have skin that is halfway between his Mom and his Dad’s colour?’

‘I guess sometimes the genes do create a mixture...’ I trail off.

All I can do is share my research skills and hope he finds a satisfactory answer somewhere else. Because it’s now clear that Darwin would not have employed me as his assistant.

He sighs: ‘Don’t worry, Mom, Wikipedia will know.’

Do your kids still see you as God’s right hand man as Marlon Abrahams wrote?

Or do you wish you could share your life’s experience as Tracy Engelbrecht does in her column?

Do your kids think you know everything? And do you? Tell all.

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