I'm feeling real good about our parenting skills about now. This weekend alone, our kids are cleaning up, not only after themselves, but after the entire beach. They're discovering that having a good time and giving back can be one and the same. They're learning to spread their wings and FLY (as long as they stay within a safely defined area;no point in taking chances).
We're really teaching these kids well. Hoping for a kid who appreciates the arts? We got your free museums right here. Hoping for a kid whose art is in said museums? Kids can work up a few masterpieces in these free workshops. While they're at it, they can learn to bake, fish, and write comics, become a junior ranger, scientist or explorer, or develop the skills to become an Olympic champion. This parenting thing, we've got it in the bag.
All this no doubt has you feeling like you deserve some reward. (No, not donuts. You have to wait 'til next week for that.) Well, the reward you get is a capable, cultured, ready-to-adult miniature version of you. (And donuts on Monday.)
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