The ACBN Is For The Children
This week's Friday Newsletter is young at heart.
You’re only as old as you feel, right?
I turn 40 next weekend, and though I think I’m doing a reasonably good job avoiding a full-fledged mid-life crisis, I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t feel that round number looming over my head a bit.
I’m not a kid anymore, and I don’t think I’ll ever be a kid again.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t still act like one from time to time!
I’ve gone on the record before as saying that I think the popular concept of a “Yes Day”—that is, a day where parents indulge their kids’ every request—is an absolutely terrible idea. I love my kids, but kids tend to have terrible ideas, and I don’t want them getting used to the sound of me agreeing with them.
It is also super fun to indulge them on your own terms.
Today is the first day of my daughter’s summer vacation—a time of the year where she practically goes feral from lack of structure, but in a way that I both admire and envy—and my son’s starts in a few days. I won’t say yes to everything they wa…