We failed to sign our son up for public school until two weeks before kindergarten. None of our children participated in organized soccer. They just played with children from the neighborhood. I personally let my children eat with dirty hands, and I frequently forgot about their allergy shots. (I’m not sure my wife knows about those last two). We did not begin researching colleges until well into my son’s senior year of high school. Our girls were even later than that. Anyway, you get the point. While all of the above took place just a few years ago, you’d think we raised our children in a 19th-century ghetto. Americans have become a tad obsessive about parenting.