Role Reversal

Our kids have begun parenting us

Cindy Shore Smith
The Bigger Picture
Published in
4 min readSep 28, 2021


Me on the slackline getting encouragement from my baby

“Watch, Daddy!”

“Amazing, buddy!”

“Look at this, Mommy!”

“That was so cool, honey!”

The video is old and grainy but the emotions couldn’t be clearer. Kids are taking turns jumping off a diving board in creative ways, beaming as we cheer them on.