Other Parents Suck

11/11/2013 09:45am ET

At the risk of coming off like a complete asshole (as usual), I would like to use this space to address a common misconception about parenthood.

In theory, parents are supposed to empathize with one other – find common cause in the fervent desire to preserve and protect the world for the next generation, and connect on some deep, almost mystical level that those poor souls who have not experienced this kind of all-consuming love cannot possibly comprehend.