My kids and I spent a month this summer living with their grandparents. There were cousins to play with, a new puppy, cable and On Demand, and a gorgeous pool out back. Popsicles appeared every 30 minutes and fruit snacks abounded. My children were living the high life and they knew it.
At one point during an especially fun swim time, my son whined to me, “Mom, I wish we had a pool”.
I kind of agreed with him. But I didn’t want to him to miss out on the joy of the perfectly buoyant moment he was experiencing by detouring down Discontentment Drive. So I asked, “are you having a good time right now?”
“Well, just keep enjoying yourself, and don’t even think about it.”
It’s amazing how quickly and easily discontentment creeps in, even when you are having the time of your life.