Redux: 10 Important Life Lessons I Need To Teach My Kids

1. How to make Mama's coffee in the morning.

2. How not to felt wool sweaters in the dryer.

3. "Lights on when no one is in the room" in the long run equals "we're still not going to Disney World."

4. Running on vinyl flooring in stocking feet equals three to six stitches, at least.

5. Cabbage is your friend.

6. Don't touch the hockey ice with your bare hands. That stuff is nasty.

7. Nice threat, but ultimately, I don't care if you write a tell-all book about me since I'm already writing it myself.

8. Be goofy and outrageous at times. It's fun, most people aren't watching anyway, and the ones who do and criticize are mostly just envious. Or constipated.

9. Butter is worth the fat.

10. There's something about a bound paper book, handwritten notes, and card games.

3 Lessons I've Got Covered

1. Washboard scrubbing is also an important form of social media.

2. Hobo-ing

3. Be adorable, mostly.


Maurice Reeves said...

One of my proudest moments in the last year was when we went to Williamsburg, and my daughter, who is like any child sometimes sensitive about the opinions of others, fearlessly put on a kind of goofy and weird looking costume her grandmother made for her and walked through the hotel and Williamsburg in it. Having fun, and honoring grandma's work was more important than what others though, and I felt like she was pretty damn fearless and badass for it. I hope she carries that same attitude onward into her teen years. said...

omg, Maurice, that's a great story! And yes, hopefully the more strong that attitude when they are young, the better they will withstand the slings and arrows of adolescence.

Although, even for shy kids, there is hope. I was kinda goofy as a kid, but generally quiet. I really blossomed as an older teen. :-)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Important lessons, all.

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