My oldest child just walked into the den, where I was deeply engrossed in Wheel of Fortune and asked me, "Uh, Mom? Didn't you ground me yesterday for something?"
Me: Um. Yeah. I, um, I kinda forgot about that.
Me: Yeah. Not my best parenting moment, huh?
Him: I don't mind it so much.
Me: Well, it kind of robs me of some of my parenting power, don't you think?
Him: It's okay. I'll pretend I'm terrified of you again tomorrow.
Me: Thanks, kid. You're all heart.
Him: What can I say? I'm a giver.