Here is a pretty neat little thing from Paul Harvey. See if you can guess the riddle at the end.
Paul Harvey Writes:
We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.
I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford Universityseniors.