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.


  1. Marsh

    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.

  2. suburbancorrespondent

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

  3. Josette Plank

    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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