Saturday, October 30, 2010

Lessons from a 2 year old

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?


Melissa Cunningham said...

OH I LOVE THIS POST!!!!! it made my heart smile!

Aimee said...

I LOVE this!! Awesome post!

AM! said...

Hi there;-)
this is a really sweet post

ANd i wanted to say how much i LOVED your comment on my blog re #4!;-) thnk UU!!

Julie said...

This totally made me smile:) So true!

Cait said...

I love this! What a great way to look at your little one. :)

Caratunk Girl said...

This was awesome!! Made me smile for sure.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

This, by far, has been the best post of the day

SparkyFox said...

Definately words to live by. Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

Oh... this totally brought a smile to my face! Thanks for sharing - great perspective from a child.

Kevin said...

Very cute post