One of my favorite poems was written by a woman named Rachael Beck. It is titled "Character," and I want to share it with you.
By Rachael Beck
What a drag it is to build that kid's character!
I know it's better for him if he learns to clean the sink and tub,
wash dishes, take out papers and cans for recycling,
and return those returnable bottles.
I know it's important for himto learn responsibility at home;
but I'm exhausted
by the time I ask him,
listen to him tell me