Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reloaded: Lessons from a 2 Year Old

I was looking for a specific blog post this morning when I stumbled across this gem from Oct 2010.

Lola is now 3 (..and a half!!!) and I continue to learn from her each and every day. This is what my beautiful little girl taught me when she was two.

Laugh & Love Often

What can you learn from a 2 year old?
Here is what I learned this week from Lola.

"watch me go! go! go!"
and then she proceeded to go flying head first down the slide with no fear at all! Her entire face smiling.
lesson: don't be afraid to jump in head first!

"I like to rake leeeefs with you"
while doing yard work this weekend, holding the rake upside down and making a total mess of the leaves my husband and I just raked.
lesson: find the joy in each moment, even the not so joyous tasks.

"I'm swimming! I'm swimming!"
on her belly in the bathtub in 4 inches of water-arms and legs going.
lesson: believe in yourself and all things are possible!

"you're pretty Mommy"
She said this last week first thing in the morning with her hands on my cheeks, looking right up close at me-no make up, my hair a mess.
lesson: (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) Those who love you, love you no matter what!

"I can do it all by myself"
as she climbed up the ladder to the slide, her footing slipped and I tried to help & fix it for her. She did not want me to.
lesson: sometimes we have to slip and fall so we know what to do differently next time.

"I missed you Mommy"
when I got back from the gym this morning.
lesson: tell those you love how you feel. often.

Sometimes you can find simple life lessons in the everyday.
What have you learned today?


Matty O said...


Great summary. Children's innocence is magical!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

LOVE Lola!

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

Jen, Lola looks SO much like my friend Karen Chesnut Ozkurt's girls. I don't know if you can see her pictures if you look her up on FB.

fancy nancy said...

I LOVE this...seriously chocking up! My 3 year-old amazes me each day with what she teaches me!! Today..."Don't leave Mommy....let others know they will be missed!"

Emz said...

Very timely.
Thank you. And thank you Lola.

I've learned.....I need to forgive easier & faster. I know a little serious than my norm but......

I've also learned there's a lot of things I wish came in pickle flavor. ;)

Robin said...

So cute...and so true...we learn a lot from a little one with no fear and who wakes up every day to learn something new.

Heather-O said...

Awesome post, Jen! WE all need this subtle reminder that it's about the little things in life ;)

Jamie said...

It will be really fun to show Lola posts like these when she grows up. :-)

SupermomE12 said...

Great great post! I love it! Lola is super cute and yes, I learn things from my kids every single day. :)

runnerwannabe said...

wonderful! I love this. Kids are so innocent and honest. If only people could forgive and love as easily and completely as a child.


Great stuff
Makes me think back to when my guys were that age... not so long ago or so it seems

Jason said...

I learned that I'm 3 1/2 years old mentally.....thanks.....hahaha!

Seriously that girl is adorable.

Suz and Allan said...

How sweet! She's so cute!

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