If your child is spoiled you only have yourself to blame, according to parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba and I’m not admitting that my children are spoiled. They are loved, and provided for. There’s a difference.
Still I was startled when my son Philip, 12, texted me yesterday to let me know he was hungry. He was home and I was at school with the little kids. I took a moment to wonder when exactly I had transitioned from “mother” to “butler” and then texted him back, suggesting he get off his butt, walk all the way to the kitchen and get himself something to eat because I was busy.
When I eventually arrived home I said, “Did you find something you eat Your Royal Highness”, thinking mocking him might prevent further spoilage. Okay, so he’s a little spoiled.
Still, he’s no Prince George.