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The tumblr My Parents Were Awesome reminds me of that Don McLean song which my (fairly dorky) parents used to chant to us kids when frustrations arose:

Be kind to your parents / Though they don’t deserve it / Remember, they’re grown-ups: / A difficult stage of life.

They’re apt to be nervous / And over-excited / Confused from the daily storm and strife.

Just keep in mind / Though it sounds odd I know / Those parents / Once were children long ago. / Incredible!

So treat them with patience / And kind understanding / In spite of the foolish things they do.

Some day you may wake up / And find you’re a parent too

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