A Note From Your Publisher: The one about dohs 📝

By Christen Reiner, Macaroni Kid Lakewood-Littleton & Macaroni Kid Denver Editor and Publisher September 17, 2021

Hey Mac Families,

Last weekend, my teen daughter drank out of a friend's water glass when they were playing a game. The next day, that same friend woke up feeling miserable, and tested positive for COVID. 

You are kidding me, right? Who drinks out of another person's glass in regular times, let alone in the middle of a pandemic?? She might as well have just licked right inside her friend's mouth. I thought, for sure, that my head was going to explode. Like BOOM.

Thankfully, my daughter tested negative for COVID, but not before we had to jump through what felt like a billion hoops. I reminded her tonight that she would never live that down. Like EVER.

It got me thinking of the odd things that my children have done over the years. You know, the ones that they will never live down, or that triggered some of the weirdest things that I have ever been forced to say. I'm positive that you have some doozies of your own, because, ummmm, parenthood. Am I right?

Here are a few other incidents that will go down in our family's history. Enjoy.

I got a call from the assistant principal when my youngest was a 4th grader, because he was "putting on a stripper pole show" on the playground. In all fairness, he had watched the J-Lo and Shakira Super Bowl Halftime Show the night before. I had to ask my 9 year old if he knew what a stripper pole was. DOH.

When my youngest was seven, he decided to run away while I was in the shower because his sister told him to. (WTH?) A police officer brought him back after the neighbor called in, because my son had plopped himself down on the sidewalk with no shoes or jacket in the middle of winter. When I asked my son what it was like to ride in a police car, he said that the seats were hard. (He is still the only one to have been picked up by the police... and for that I am truly grateful.) DOH.

My oldest son collects knives and usually has one on him somewhere. Such was the case when we went to the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. He remembered the one in his backpack shortly after he was detained by the security team. Ya know, when he was 15. DOH.

Peace ☮️, Love ❤️, & Macaroni 🌼,