Learning to Follow My Own Advice

“Just be thankful!”

I don’t know how many times I’ve said this to my boys as they’re complaining about something. I give them one thing, but they either wanted more of that or something else. Then, I start the whole, “If you only knew what other kids don’t have …” speech. You know – the speech your dad used to give you about starving kids around the world.

Don’t judge me, but sometimes I resort to the old parenting stand-bys I heard growing up.