“Maturity is” (Announcing Kid-Friendly Quote of the Month!)
The kids and I are embarking upon a quote of the month venture. Feel free to join us! Each month we plan to choose a quote, discuss it, and hang it on the fridge for further pondering in the coming weeks.
This month’s quote is a handy definition from Dear Abby.
- The ability to stick with a job until it’s finished.
- The ability to do a job without being supervised.
- The ability to carry money without spending it.
- The ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
The kids and I talked about what all of those words mean, why those four things are difficult, why they are important, how by this definition some preteens are more mature than some octogenarians , and how this differs from the official 18 years old = adult. I mentioned how it might not be a complete list so we brainstormed for other points to add to it but haven’t come up with any definite ones yet.