talk-to-your-kids-11Here they are, in no particular order:

1.  They know how to listen for what’s really going on with you.

2.  They can clean up a mess and not get freaked out by it.

3.  They know how to say “NO”.

4.  They can handle your charming (yet sometimes monstrous) ego.

5.  They really really really want you to succeed and will do just about anything to make that happen.

6.  They can work on no sleep.

7.  They know what everything costs.

8.  They look past your faults.

9.  They know how to take care of themselves and other people at the same time.

10.  They know if they’re not happy, you won’t be either.

11.  They think about themselves first, then you and that’s ok.

12.  They know if their relationship with their partner sucks, everything else will too.

13.   They are time management masters.

14.  They are organized.

15.  They put first things first.

16.  They know what the battles worth fighting for are.

17.  They delegate.

18.  They have a few big goals in mind and that is what drives everything else.

19.  They know when it’s naptime.

20.  They know what it means to play nice with others.

21.  They act as role models.

22.  They will put you in timeout if you misbehave, then explain what you did wrong, kiss and move on.

23.  They are enthusiastic, yet pragmatic.

24.  They are kids at heart.

25.  They love watching you grow.

What’d I miss?