Whatever Kind You Want

By M-Power

There are times when my kids have some kind of a choice to make among a variety of options, and faced with the difficulty of deciding they may ask, “Dad, which kind should I get?”  My response is predictable as I say, “Whatever kind you want.”  It seems so obvious to me that it is just a matter of choice and preference.  Well, recently my wife called her dad, who was unavailable to answer the phone.  She got the routine message of, “I’m not available… please leave a message…” etc., but then the ending took her by surprise.  Just before the beep Vicki heard, “Have whatever kind of day you want!”  It is, after all, just a matter of choice and preference.  We’ve been getting a lot of mileage out of this one as we encourage each other now to do just that.  I’m trying to give up the selfishness…

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