If I had a nickel for every time I heard one of my children say “it’s not fair” I’d be a wealthy woman.

How do I reply to my children when they complain, “It’s not fair”?

Philosophically, with some great wise answer?  No.

Spiritually, with great Biblical truth? No.

Something a little less brilliant than that.

Child:  “It’s not fair.”

Me:  “The fair is in October.”

Child:  Blank stare.

Me:  Eyebrows up, head nod.

End of discussion.


If you say it enough, they’ll give up.

{FYI – during the month October the proper reply would be, “The fair is in September.” Mom’s always have an answer!}