Things I’m glad my mother did for me:
Prior to first grade, she forced me to drill in the 12-times-12 multiplication table until I knew it forward and backward.
She taught me never to run with scissors and not to hand knives to people blade first.
She taught me to eat with my mouth closed.
She introduced me to kimchi.
Things I’m glad my father did for me:
He taught me not to open a car door and try to get out while it was still moving.
He taught me to use hot sauce on everything and that MSG is good. ...