"If it isn't going to matter 10 years from now, then it isn't something you need to flip out about today"
Or something like that.
Today Brian took Annie for a little Daddy/Daughter date and he was trying to explain this concept.
Brian: "So Annie, imagine if today was you birthday, and Daddy forgot your birthday. That's awful, right?? But will it matter a year from now?"
Annie: "YES it will matter a year from now!! It will be my birthday again and I'll be worrying that you forgot!!!"
Love that girl!