Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for May 13, 2012
Alice: Is your mom still scrap-booking your stuff? Marcus: Now she's saving everything I touch. Last night I played tic-tac-toe on a children's menu at a pizza restaurant. Mom took the menu home and put it in a scrapbook along with the napkin I used a photo of me with the waiter. My dad read her a magazine article about how parents today have fallen victim to the cult of the child. About how they've fetishized their kids and worship them as miniature deities. Alice: And yet no one will push me on this stupid swing. Marcus: Mom glued the article into a scrapbook. I feel like I'm being stalked by a deranged fan.