Friday, December 18, 2009

Learning

I often think about the quest for knowledge, and how some people seem to have an unquenchable thirst to learn new things. Then, I think about how I am not one of those people. When someone mentions going back to graduate school, I think, "Ugh, no thanks." I marvel at my husband, who reads how-to books for fun (and don't even get him going on the countless instructional purposes of You Tube...) and my mom, who chooses, chooses to watch Discovery Channel and PBS and then shares what she learns.

Yet, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to escape learning new things. I think they're called "Life Lessons," and parenting is full of them. Today, alone, I have learned:
1. Telling an 18-month-old to "just wait a second" is about as effective as constructing an apartment building out of Splenda packets and toothpaste.
2. When you're three, it's never your fault-- especially when it's totally your fault.
3. My son loves his gym teacher more than he loves me. (She has the Air-Flow Mat.)
4. Boys like to dance just as much as girls do, and there's no cause for concern over lack of testosterone... because boy dance involves a lot more jumping off furniture.
5. My son's bedroom door has a knob that locks.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

I learned one today: When you have the kids of MOMS club over for movie day, no one will actually watch (or be able to hear) the movie.