You just can’t trust children to tell you you’re being a bad parent.
Case in point: I knew I’d been fooled last week when the kids all started thanking me right after I paid the supermarket cashier. They’d waited until money exchanged hands and the deal was done. Then they all started jumping up and down excitedly, thanking me.
The six year old said effusively, “Dad, you’re a much better shopper than Mom.”
The cashier looked up at me. She knew I’d been had. She looked at all the stuff I’d bought and then at me.