Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Life's Lessons

Every lesson in life I need to know I learned from my 3 year-old. Things like... If someone hurts your feelings, instead of holding it in or confronting them, simply point to them and yell, "You're a stinker-butt bully!" Then go back to playing like nothing happened. If someone hurts a friend, knock them off their high (rocking) horse and scream at them until they apologize or run away. When shopping don't buy anything unless you love it. And if someone tries to give you something you don't want simply say, "I don't love it." If you have trouble falling asleep, lay in bed and say, "poo diarrhea" until you laugh yourself to sleep. If you're on vacation and wake up in the middle of the night, sneak into the kitchen and get cake to quietly eat in bed until you fall back asleep. If you wake up in the middle of the night at home, make sure you wake the whole house up, too. Why spend a lot of money on shoes, when you can spend 90% of the day barefoot. If you have to go in a room where there might be a monster, put on your brave face, take a deep breath, and slowly walk towards the door while repeating, "I'm not afraid of the monster. I'm not afraid of the monster." You have to forgive friends daily with hugs and apologies. It's okay to eat sugar as long as you spend the next hour running around non-stop and squealing in delight. And most importantly, everyone has to share...but you don't have to like it.