Our goal as parents is not to create good people of our children, but instead to recognize they are already good people and to treat them thusly.
Me- I can't forgot, I mean REMEMBER, *blah blah blah* *more things which make no sense*
Josh (9y)- Mom, what are you even saying? You've been making no sense all night. ...
Me- Arg! I know. I'm losing my mind. Seriously, Honey, what is wrong with me?
Papa- You're being held mentally hostage by "raising a toddler". It's temporary.
Me- You sure? What if my mental capacities never come back?
Papa- They will, just give it time.
Dinner is served, and everyone starts eating.
Bug (2y)- Dad, how is yours?
Papa- Very good, how is yours?
Bug- Mine's tasty. Joshy, how is yours?
Bug- Mom, how is yours?
Mom- Very good, thank you. (to Papa) And that right there makes it all worth it.
Papa- Yep. The way we're raising them is a lot of work, I know, but it's paying off.