Me: Goodnight, Tommy Boy. You were great today. I’m super proud of you.
Tom: Well…I did pout three times during the UNO game.
Me: Yeah, but they weren’t very big pouts.
Tom: I was trying to hold it in.
Me: I could tell.
I think the trick to raising a good boy is having reasonable expectations. Remembering to find something positive to say every single day. And doling out bear hugs no matter what.