I was driving around with my son talking about the economy. What??? Doesn’t everyone discuss the economy with their 9 year old?? OK, so we were. Whatever - don’t judge. J
He wanted to know if the economy was getting better. I was telling him about leading economic indicators, and all that kind of information. You know us home schoolers, everything is a teachable moment. Then we started talking about all the construction we noticed as we were driving, with people fixing up their houses, painting and doing repairs. I told him that people were fixing and maintaining their homes, because they couldn’t afford new ones.
He said: “I think this is Nature’s way of teaching people that they should be happy with what they have and not to always want new things that they don’t need”.
I was so proud. My son is so clever, so insightful. I’m such a great mom, I raised him so well, I taught him such good values, I...
My thoughts are interrupted by the following:
AJ: “After the dentist, if I do a good job, can we go to the toy store?”
What??? Sometimes bribing is good parenting. Sometimes.... OK, never mind...
Me: “But, AJ, didn’t you say that Nature was trying to teach us to be happy with what we had?”
AJ: “Yeah, but I didn’t say it was going to work!”
Got me on that one!