I'm getting tired of my kids and I being looked at through the eyes cast downward over upturned noses of the mom's in my community who have "perfect" kids. You know, the ones who are calm, quiet, submissive and help around the house dutifully doing their chores after finishing all their homework independantly and extra work as well to ensure their placement in top universities. Well, I would love to trade for one week my hyper, loud, inpulsive,attention challenged kids who although quite intelligent, need to have someone keep them on task at everything. Just to let them see what its like and that a parent can't control the way the children are wired, only the environment they live in. Its a lot of hard work to keep my kids as well behaved as they are, and even though they are still quite a handful compared to the quiet kids, I would like to let these moms see for just a short time why I'm proud of them. To see what its like on my end might cut down on the stares and judgement for a while. I actually love their energy and persistence, their impulsivity and noise. They are the joy of life in action.