Here’s your medal for existing

Today you can find me playing the role of crusty ol’ curmudgeon over at Feel More Better, where I am lamenting the role that rewards have come to play in our children’s lives. Not a new topic, to be sure, but driven home for me yesterday in an unexpected way.

Kids today, man. Pretty sure they’re not going to be able to get out of bed for anything less than a ticker tape parade and a life-size trophy.

4 Responses to “Here’s your medal for existing”

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    hollygee August 7, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    On another Kids Today road, http://chickensintheroad.com/dailyfarm/kids-today-2/
    Weston is a full scholarship, award-winning student in West Virginia, yet somewhere someone forgot a rather basic and still used skill.

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    Marsh August 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    How you can possibly string sentences together in such an articulate way on at least three blogs while dealing with your life is beyond me. I have great admiration for th e way you are handling all this. Hugs.

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    suburbancorrespondent August 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Yup. If I never hear the words “points” and “levels” again, it will still be too soon.

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    Josette Plank August 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    One of my kids did that once. “Mom! I did my chores! What do I get?”

    I told him, “The satisfaction of a job well done.”

    No one ever asked again.

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