Parents and Bananas
Published on September 3, 2013 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about how sometimes parents drive their children bananas.

Here's an excerpt:

"When I was in college, I spent one of my fall breaks driving around the Northeast with my friends Nachie, Geoff and Theresa.

One of our stops was the New York City apartment of Nachie’s mother, and the opportunity to observe Nachie in his natural habitat proved fascinating. Nachie is one of the most easygoing people in the world, but I noticed that even he chafed at suggestions and guidance from a parent. When his mom gave him careful instructions on how to select the best bunch of bananas at the market, he came as close to losing his temper as I’d ever seen.

'Mom, I’ve bought bananas before!' he yelled.

Of course, Geoff, Theresa and I found this hilarious.

'Nachie doesn’t need his mom anymore,; Geoff said.

'He knows how to buy bananas,' I said.

I sometimes remember this story when I visit my own parents. Though I’ve never yelled 'Mom, I’ve bought bananas before!', I’ve certainly had my 'Mom, I’ve bought bananas before!' moments.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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