It's too much work to come up with a title for this
I was telling her about how focused and goal-oriented Mermaid Girl can be, like how she practiced swinging on the monkey bars at her preschool until she could get all the way across (it took weeks, she got blisters on her hands but was completely matter-of-fact about it and just kept going until she could do it), and how totally not-that-way I am, but how that's probably good for the Girl, since a driven kid with driven parents can be a really scary combination.
Friend: Or a not-driven kid with driven parents. That's not so hot either.
Me: Yeah, us slacker parents, we're a pretty great deal all around.
Friend: Yeah. Yay, us! We don't finish what we start, but we're good for our kids!
Me: Yay, slacker parents! Gimme an S, gimme a...oh, whatever. You know what I mean.
Well, we amuse ourselves, anyway.