Tonight we’re tackling a tougher topic in a multi-generational house.
Minding your own business.
Sometimes, Dad makes decisions about how he spends his money that I don’t agree with.
Even though he’s living with us, it’s none of my business how he spends his money. I don’t have a say in the matter, and I shouldn’t nag him about the choices he makes.
Sometimes, Dad chooses to spend his time in ways I don’t think are the best.
Guess what again?
It’s none of my business. Just like with other family members who don’t live with us…
Unless the choices that are being made directly impact our family in a negative way, it’s not my place to tell him that I don’t think he’s making wise decisions.
We’ve had candid conversations before, and when he’s asked for my opinion, I’ve shared them. But at the end of the day, what Dad does is not my business.
Likewise, I’m sure Bryan and I have made choices with our time and money that Dad doesn’t agree with. Thankfully, he also realizes that he doesn’t have a say in what we do, and is great at minding his own business.
Remember that love and a loving attitude go a long way in smoothing over differences.