This year I turned 41, and really thought I was the “cool” mom! We have always had the house where the kids “hang”. Our kids (boys 23 and 17, and a daughter 12), have recently informed me that I have “always” been the strict mom in their groups. WHAT! Where was I that I missed the fact that no one seemed to call and check if “Johnny” was here, even if it was hours after dinner. I am relieved to find out there were no food allergies out there, undiscovered, as we have fed many a kid. I have been thrilled our kids still wanted to hang out on Saturdays, but my husband informs me it is because of the 50″ plasma hanging on the wall. Since I have obviously lost touch with reality, I will fufill my days with mindless scrapbooking, jumbo crayons, and a dot to dot book.