This right here is a departure from our usual Friday posts where I share our extraordinary moment. There have been many moments since last Friday but they can all wait to be shared later. Shortly. Another time.
Evan and I are dutiful citizens—we recycle, vote and care about the economy, geopolitical crises, etc. Like most people, we want to leave a better world for our children to live in. Perhaps, this is all backwards. Perhaps Carlos Slim had it right when he said that while it is important to give your children a better country (world) to live in, it is more important to give better children to your country. So from now on, I will ask myself what should I do to ensure that our opinionated, determined and very stubborn three year old grows up as an independent and empowered adult who cares about the world. Maybe you will ask yourself the same thing. Maybe if every parent asks themselves this very question we will indeed leave a better country to our children because we will leave better children to take care of the world.