And apparently I give him some sort of daily advice.
One day 2 weeks ago, I just said, "Bye. Have a good day. love you." And he says, "what, no advice?" He then proceeds to tell he that I always dispense some sort of advice to him each day. And sometimes I repeat myself.
I had no idea I did that each morning but apparently I do, and I've done this for years.
Repeated phrases that are popular are "be nice", "work hard", "learn something", "have fun", "be good", and occasionally, "be thankful it's Friday."
So now for the last couple weeks that I've been very aware of this, I've made sure I say something. Since he's a senior these are going to be the last days I can give him life altering advice before he walks through the hallowed halls of higher education. I mean, now there's pressure. I want to tell him things that he'll take with him into the world, to make him a better adult.
Lately, I've said things like:
- "don't hit people."
- "don't have unprotected sex. Always use condoms."
- "sometimes in life we should drink milk and have cookies for no special reason"
- "work hard and don't cheat"
- "play nice"
- "sing loudly and shake your booty"
- "hold hands"
- "show a little respect"
- "nice shoes will make you feel better"
- "don't call girls chicks or broads. Or dames"
He flipped me the bird.
Ah yes, I'm teaching him well.