We had a bit of a discrepancy today with one of the kids. Seems they didn't really feel chores were near as important as I did and voiced their opinion in a way that made smoke come out of my ears.
So Dad got involved.
He set this child-who-shall-remain-nameless on a research mission.
"Look up the words tenant and family member, decide which one you are, write a few sentences about which one you want to be, and report back to me."
A little huffing, puffing and stomping occurred as this child went off to work on the assignment. After a large chunk of time, a much humbler child returned and produced this...
"I have learned that being a family member has its own reward. For example if we were tenants we would have to pay to live hear and we would not own a single thing, that would stink. and since we aren't tenant's we get to live hear for free and we have our own responsibility's and we have to do our fair share of the work to keep our house in good shape so that is why i think being a family member is better then being a tenant."
Smart guy, that man of mine.