A friend sent this to me yesterday with pics of her little boy on his first day of kindergarten. I commented that I've always loved that poem and try teach my children these things every day...She said she wished I was her mom. I was very flattered while I chuckled and said some days my kids wish I was your mom too! Being a sarcastic girl too we enjoyed the joke. The time goes so fast. I try to remember to take unhurried, precious time for my little people every day. I hope you do the same for yours. :)
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sand pile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned...
Don't hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don't take things that aren't yours.
Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat. Flush.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life...learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
Be aware of wonder...Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.