I almost let my son go to school in his underwear today. He was in one of those moods, and he’s getting too big and I’m getting too old to fight it out.

He refused to get dressed.

Fine, I thought. Let him go to school in his pajamas. That’ll teach him. But then I realized he hadn’t gone to the bathroom yet, and I knew he needed to, so I forced him upstairs to the toilet. He finally went, but by the time he finished, it was really time for the bus to come. I wondered what the school would say if I sent him in his tighty-whities.

Of course, he flipped out and grabbed at his clothes on the way to the coat closet and managed to be fully dressed and composed seconds before the lights of the bus were visible.

I want to wring his beautiful little neck.

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