My daughter has started referring to us as her “parental unit” . It must be something she picked up from her socially conscious progressive high school but this term bugs the hell out of N.
I think he thinks it disrespectful and impersonal. I can’t put my finger on it and while I think it’s funny in the “that’s cute” kind of way, I have to admit that N is right. Children should address their parents with a little respect.
So… last week, Belle said, “thank you, parental unit” and in response N said, “you’re welcome, consumption unit.”
Doesn’t that just sum up a teenager’s role perfectly?