Orson Scott Card: Time is better than toys

We want to provide the best for our kids. But what is "best"?

We certainly don't mean the minimum. The old trio of food, clothing and shelter just won't cut it.

We want the best food -- healthy, delicious. Excellent clothing -- durable, modest and fashionable enough they're willing to be seen in public. A home in which they can be comfortable and do all the things that matter to them.

And education -- no skimping here! We want them to have a good start in life, and education is the key.

I think there's a great danger when we ever let ourselves think like this: "Nothing but the best for our kids."

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