This comic originally came out on 5/27/09 right after my daughter’s awards day ceremony.

Awards day is the time for kids to shine and to, seemingly, put the spotlight on a parent’s success or failure. Did I help them with their homework enough? Did I encourage enough? Did I give them enough of my genes to get them an Art Award enough?! No matter how you slice it, Awards Day always seems to be more of a reflection of how I’m doing as a parent than how my kid did this year at school.

My kids have Awards day coming up this week. Let’s see how I did this year.