My quest these days is to find my long lost inner child but I'm afraid if I do I'll end up with food in my hair and way too in love with the cats.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
If it is surely the means to the highest end we know can any work be humble...
Tell the truth work hard and come to dinner on time.