Watching my oldest express ill temper exactly the same way I did taught me a valuable lesson in temper, and anger management.
As the boomers debased our culture, trashing everything that was good, right and beautiful, one thing they destroyed was proper manners. Much to our mutual regret.
I took my youngest out skating on the pond, and in the process not only made us both very happy, but also relearned an important lesson about the little things in life.
I don’t understand people who regret having their children. Being a Dad is simply the best part of my life.
It’s hard, especially as you get older, to make real changes in your life. But I’ve reached a breaking point where I either change, or ossify, so I’m doing the time consuming, hard work of making change.