Writing along with Mama Kat (or the ever hip M. Kitty ;>) today with prompt #4: 10 Lessons your child could teach you. Except, I read it as 10 Lessons my children HAVE TAUGHT me, so I'm rolling with that!
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1) The Himalayas, Gobi Desert, Atlantic Ocean, the woods, and Mt. Everest are all in the hallway running between the bedrooms and with the simple aide of a cool hat, an adventure can be had.
2) Whispering children never ever means that they know it's only six in the morning or that you haven't had your cuppa java yet or that it's been a long day and your head feels like it's about to explode. But, until the events that the whispering children pan out, you never know if they're calculating trouble or a delightful surprise.
3) Lego bricks multiply faster than rabbits OR Tribbles!
4) Grocery stores need not work so hard on their displays. If a Mama comes in with a kidlet, that kidlet will do all the upselling for said grocery store.
5) Growth spurts only occur after updating a kidlet's wardrobe or buying them a brand new shiny pair o' shoes.
6) A body pillow makes a grand stage and a comforter can hide the puppeteers as they perform their puppet show and that a simple Kleenex will turn a
stuffed animal puppet into a ghost.
7) Thoroughly cleaning a kidlet's room will reveal a treasure trove of forgotten toys and socks. Lots and lot of socks. Who knew a sock could be a bookmark? Or a car holder? Or end up between a mattress and a boxspring?! (I just feel bad for the poor ol' washing machine getting blamed all these years!)
8) A big brother can protect a little sister from the scary bits in a Disney movie even better than Mom or Dad can.
9) Cliches about how fast kidlets grow beome a staple of a parent's vocabulary.
10) And a kidlet's smile can so entirely change how a whole day looks.