Okay, so at times...in the (very recent) past, I may have been known to use my family as blog fodder. And, yes, at times (daily), I may not have been extraordinarily generous?~ in my praise and/or shown all (any) of them in the best light (pitch black). And once again, yes, okay, yes, I may have been guilty (prison sentence) of playing up and exaggerating their worst (made up) attributes.
And I want you to know that I forgive you, friends.
That's right. I forgive you for expecting me to throw them under the bus FOR YOU...and your very selfish and low brow entertainment. I guess you can't help that you have such low self esteem~that the only way you can feel good about yourselves and your OWN family, is if mine looks hideously dysfunctional in comparison.
I've come to realize that it's just who you are~it's how you roll~and you will probably be judged harshly at the Pearly Gates because of it.
Anyway, what was the point of all this? Oh. Yeah. That picture there at the top was the work of both of my sons and can I just say that I find it ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!? Brilliant, I say.
So even though you've been responsible for the bloody stripes across their backs, hopefully you can man up enough to give then a pat on the back and a simple "Well done" for this one.
It's the least you can do.