First, it was the Tiger Mother, a Wall Street Journal article about the brilliance of the Chinese style of parenting. In continuing its efforts to educate and chasten American parents, WSJ most recently published a piece on why French parents are superior. I'm personally starting to think just about anyone would be a better mother than I. (How strange, when I've had so much confidence up until now. *cough* *cough*) So I've decided to beet the WSJ to the punch on their next piece.
10 Reasons a Croissant is a Better Parent Than an American
10. Can flaunt a deep, golden tan without sending negative health messages to children.
9. Is light but doesn't hover.
8. Has staying power (mainly on the hips).
7. Its flakiness is a good thing.
6. Promotes, rather than provides, indulgence.
5. Is über-rich for its entire existence.
4. One word: butter.
3. Is not very sweet, and doesn't need to fake it.
2. Able to conceal chocolate without guilt.
And the number one reason a croissant is a better parent than an American,
1. It’s French.