5 Things Children Teach Us

March 22, 2013

in Life Lessons

Learn from childrenI love children. As I like to say, “Mine, and even other people’s kids.” Children know how to have fun, have the best perspectives on life, and are funnier than most adults I know. And, to be completely honest, kids are also my cover for wanting to do little people activities like coloring, Lego building, and playing endless hands of Sleeping Queens.

I am appreciative of all the children in my life–the ones I brought into the world, those I have been privileged to watch grow up from infancy, and the ones I was lucky enough to gain through falling in love with Sean. Another benefit to having so many wonderful children in my life has to be all the lessons I learn from them.

Here are just a few:

  1. Don’t complicate things that are simple.
  2. Always remember to dream big.
  3. Don’t saddle yourself with self-perceived limitations.
  4. See the wonder in small things.
  5. Don’t stop using your imagination.

While not as potentially life-altering as the lessons listed above, I also learn a lot about music and what’s popular on YouTube from my tribe of young ones. The musician Pitbull and some song about shopping in a thrift store were the two most recent music education moments with Princess Daisy. Another was introducing me to this awesome video. I laugh each time I watch it. You will figure it out towards the end, but it’s actually an Australian public service announcement. Enjoy “Dumb Ways 2 Die:”

Happy Friday!

 


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Lonesome Jackalope March 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

“They’ll learn much more…..than I’ll never know, And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” Louis Armstrong
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Naked Girl in a Dress April 10, 2013 at 7:40 am

Love this! Thanks for visiting Jack.

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TB at Blue Collar Workman March 22, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Sometimes I see little kids crying out, “I can’t!” when they’re asked to jump into a pool or swing on their own or other stuff. Kids do the self limitations thing to themselves too. It’s just weird when you see a kid doing it; reminds me how dumb it is for me to do it to myself.
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