As a conversation starter, I shared a news story I thought would be of interest to my daughter. She chided me that that news was pretty old. Rumors of the story had only broken two days earlier.  To me it was not old news. To my daughter however, it was no longer relevant.

One of the gifts of parenting is accepting that I live on the edge of being irrelevant, and that is okay. Being relevant is such a fleeting thing, and it takes a lot of energy to maintain it. Trying to be relevant with your children is like trying to get them to think you’re funny.

At least in the world of parenting, relevance may be over-rated.

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