Taevin is a good kid, I've always known that, but the other day I had to ask him a defining question.
We were at the store and I said "Son, imagine you're alone at the store, you check out and go to leave and find yourself in in a miserable windy rainstorm, so you take your cart full of groceries and make a mad dash for the car. Once you finally get your groceries loaded, do you: A- abandon the cart in the middle of the parking lot, or B- tromp through the rain & return it to the cart corral?"
Without hesitation he said, "return it". I said, "congratulations son, you passed!"
I continued to explain that there are 2 kinds of people in this world, cart returners, who are kind, considerate people who are mindful and concerned about the welfare of others, and there are cart abandoners, who are ignorant selfish jackasses who only think of themselves.
He gave me a weird look but still a parenting win if I do say so myself! I feel validated knowing that I'm raising cart returners.