Such a power shift can no doubt be a little uncomfortable for parental units
, who are more accustomed to setting the rules and don't always see eye to eye with their children.
Their children sat gape-mouthed at their parental units
spewing forbidden obscenities.
There can be a high degree of flexibility in parental roles, but men and women are not interchangeable "parental units
," particularly in their children's early years.
You could notify the parental units
next time your sister tries to cover up for skipping choir practice.
Despite the casting of the redoubtable Frances Sternhagen and Brian Murray as two of American literature's most dysfunctional parental units
, the Irish Repertory Theatre's inconsistent effort needs a clearer raison d'etre if it is to rise above the category of solid but prosaic Off Broadway revival.
It really stinks when, to top it all off, one or both of your parental units
are going through a tough time.