STFU Parents: Giving Thanks For All The Cool Parents
1. Art Appreciation
I happen to think that a lot of kids’ art isÂ hilarious, imaginative, and inspiring. That doesn’t mean most kids aren’t producing total crap on a near-daily basis, and moms and dads have to put all that crap somewhere. Select parents will frame the artworks and make expansive galleries on their living room walls. They’ll point to various pieces when friends are over and say things like, “Did you seeÂ Banjo’sÂ latest creations? He’s really into working with chalk these days, but this series of crayon and marker abstracts is so full of whimsy, don’t you think?”
And then, of course, there’s everyone else. It’s great when parents can have a sense of humor about the fact that their kids’ art is only worth hanging onto every now and then. Everything else gets compressed in that great big recycling center in the sky, and most kids will never know the difference.