You know what's great about being the stay-at-home parent? My authority has finally transcended more than just our home. Last week, when we were out at a gym, Connor looked up at Ed and announced authoritatively "My mommy says I can keep my socks on" as in - don't harbor any illusions that you, Daddy, can tell me what to do. It was music to my ears. Now, if only he'd listen to me at home!