I just thought that even though “Life and Death are of supreme importance” and our practice is a very serious matter, that we should also strive to remember that a very important part of life, and therefore our practice, is humor. It’s good to remember to laugh, and to embrace the spirit of levity at times. So in that vein, I wanted to offer this gatha to all the parents out there. I know I’ll be using it often……..

When my children aggravate the bejeezus out of me,
I vow with all beings
To remember when I was young,
And renew my bejeezus.