XXVI: Has anyone else noticed that I use a lot of parentheses in my posts?
I think it's the blogging equivalent of writing ten pages for a six to eight page paper but pretending I'm not by putting a third of the paper in the footnotes.
XXVII: How many "knock-knock" jokes must a mother endure before she can request the kids move on to something else? It would be bad enough if they were just bad jokes, but First Son is only barely beginning to understand what makes a knock-knock joke "funny" and most of the time they end with a phrase that means nothing at all. (First Daughter's jokes always end with a phrase that means nothing at all.)
And there are those parentheses again.