I remember someone posting this cartoon to facebook.
I laughed as I read it as I relate, both to having been the child and now the mother. But it isn't just a relationship with mothers and children when this sort of magic happens. It happens among husbands and wives as well - at least in our family.
I remember many times mom would used to say to dad, "There is something wrong with the car" and so he would take the problematic car to work and of course it would ride smoothly for him and give absolutely no indication of ever having any kind of behavior problem. It seemed that way with all appliances - and it wasn't because my dad was mechanical minded. I think electronics and mechanics just have a way of playing pranks on the female mind.
Take my computer for instance - the pop-ups, the constant threats,
of course my computer is well behaved whenever Roland sits down to it. After a month (or more) of not being able to pull up Yahoo on my PC, it appears just fine for him. I didn't even need to give him the latest password that I had changed it too. What????
I am so not motivated to do any class work right now. Frustrated that my husband and dad seem to have magic hands - unbeknownst to them. I want magic hands!!!