The next suggestion from the “642 things…” book (see title above):
Hey. You in the green. Drink something. Stand up straight. Quit showing your roots. Have some self-respect. Listen to me for a minute.
You’re privileged. You sit in a window near the back door, in a room full of windows. You get to watch 3 precocious little creatures learn together, play together, and grow up together every day. You see the games they make up in the back yard. You watch them do their homework on the vintage wooden table where they sit every afternoon after school. You see what they watch on Netflix on Saturday morning while they have oatmeal.
You have the best viewing spot for watching my favorite people become the adults their Creator made them to be. Don’t take that for granted.
in other news, I’m speaking on a panel at the 2016 Dad 2.0 Summit!
I think the plant is dying out of spite. But your arguments are still valid. (And maybe I should re-consider my stance against plant food…)