Things I Want My Sons To Have A Taste Of
While I have a chance to guide/steer them....
- •FailureCharacter can't grow without the fertile soil of failure. Whether it's a lost board game, or a bad grade, or a race with their brothers, I am firmly against the Participation Trophy movement.
- •SuccessHow to help instill or develop grit? Some of it involves knowing the satisfaction of earned success.
- •The Good LifeWhat I define that as (constantly evolving). Everyone's is different.
- •Humble PieSeeing others better than yourself and recognizing that work is needed to achieve a goal. Being confident, yet humble is an admirable combo but difficult to attain.
- •CrowThis will happen naturally, but doing it properly takes some guidance, some practice, and some guidance.
- •DessertMaking sweets elusive, a reward, or something special and/or rare made me crave it more growing up. Trying to instill good eating habits both by force and by example.
- •PoorAs in both something in poor taste (eg. my wardrobe), and how those less fortunate than us live.
- •New YorkWhat they call pizza, at a minimum - then they'll understand why Daddy is firm on his stance that Chicago pizza is superior.
- •The High LifeMiller, I want them to understand adult beverages are for adults and what they do to you. Not that I plan to let my kids get drunk (there are plenty of those parents in my neighborhood 😬), but I also don't want to make them a forbidden fruit drawing them. Daddy can have fun without alcohol, and when he does have it, he's in control and responsible.
- •The RainbowNot just a Skittles slogan. I want them to experience varied walks of life and cultures, both ethnically and lifestyle/orientation.