1. You get to clean up the leftovers after Doughnuts With Dad. (Yum, jelly doughnuts!)

2. Cashiers at the dollar store call you by name.

3. When your child gets caught texting in class, you can remind the principal of the time he played Words With Friends during a PTO meeting.

4. Should you ever need a giant inflatable slide or a kissing pig, you know just who to call.

5. Family meetings run much more smoothly since you started following Robert’s Rules.

6. Talking with other school parents makes you realize that your kid is not as badly behaved as you thought!