Moms of the world. We need to have a chat. Heck – grandmas of the world, dads of the world, aunts and uncles of the world…pretty much anyone who has contact with children, I need your help.
Children are great. For real. I love them. I love mine so much sometimes it hurts. But, children are also terrible. They have this ability to find your weaknesses and exploit them for their gain. But, I’ve come to realize that there’s a way we could all peacefully co-exist without all the fighting, bargaining, disciplining and tears. But, we need to get the word out to the kids.
See, us parents are pretty reasonable people. We want our kids to be healthy and happy. We buy them toys. We cook them food. We play with them. We laugh with them. And I believe that if we could teach kids this simple truth, I think we could quite possible bring about world peace:
Perhaps this list needs to be slightly amended for school-age kids to include doing homework without complaining. And for teenagers to include never rolling their eyes.
But, really, children of the world. We aren’t trying to ruin your life with cauliflower and bedtime before the sun goes down. But sometimes you’re ruining ours by turning it into a battle. Because we will win. But we really don’t want to fight it out.
So, next time you see a child please impart this wisdom to them. Because they won’t believe us if we say it. But, maybe if they hear it enough, they just might try it.