Friday, October 10, 2008

Ten Things I've Learned From My Babies for 10/10

1. Smile -- when you smile at people they will usually smile back and you've brightened their day.
2. Get enough sleep -- or you will be peevish
3. Try new things -- you'll never know if you can do it if you don't try
4. Don't give up -- everything takes a little bit of practice
5. Be delighted by simple things -- a chattering squirrel; the movement of a cat's tail
6. When someone pats your back, reciprocate and pat theirs
7. Love yourself -- look in the mirror and smile; be amazed at what your hands can do!
8. Sparkly things are fab
9. Tolerate peculiarity -- a nonjudgemental blank stare will usually suffice (this is generally reserved for older siblings and when mommy is dancing)
10. Listen to your body -- eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full, sleep when you're tired...


Stacey said...

All of those are so true!! Also, I too am great at talking on my cell phone and driving at the same time. It is the only time no one is bothering me when I am on the phone.

Anonymous said...

love it! quite profound. and i love babies. thanks for the wisdom.

i am one who cannot drive while talking on the phone, or talking to a friend who is in the car with me. it is quite frightening and dangerous. so i try to avoid. but just one more amazing skill you have....i'm not surprised.

Amylouwho said...

I love this list! Especially the back-patting one. Alison used to do that to me all the time - she wasn't quite a year old when she started it. I always thought it was so cute.

And ditto with the cell phone conversations.

Kim said...

You're always so insightful. I love reading what you have to say.

BTW - I tagged you if you're interested.

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