Mr. Rilch said to me earlier this evening that if his mom was not his mom, he would not be interested in getting to know her better.
I thought that was interesting, because if my mom was not my mom, I would probably think she was awesome. Many people already do. She’s quite popular in large groups, like church groups, or earlier this year, the John Edwards campaign :(. But as people get closer to her, they discover her high-maintenance banshee tendencies. My sister didn’t believe me. Then my parents moved to where she is. My cousin didn’t believe me. Then she visited enough times that my mom stopped being superficial with her. She’s an engaging person, as long as you don’t invest too much. By the time you do, though, it’s too late.
So how do you feel about your parents? Would they be a good neighbor, a close friend, or just the guy/gal who lives on the corner.