Remember the old poster that used to be everywhere? "All That I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten"?
I feel I should now make a poster for myself, entitled "All That I'd Forgotten, I Re-learned from my Daughter"...a small sampling of things my two year-old has (re) taught me:
1. If you are going somewhere, no matter where that is, be so enthusiastic about it that you RUN to get there
2. Tell yourself that you are pretty everyday (twirling like a princess optional).
3. If you are sad, cry. If you are angry, yell. If you are happy, laugh.
4. Remind everyone in your family to give you a kiss before they leave. Its important.
5. Eating is fun- treat yourself.
6. Holidays are fun- celebrate them.
7. If you hear music, dance. It doesn't matter if you are good at it, just do it.
8. If someone is being mean, call them out on it. Also, be quick to forgive.
9. Go outside as much as possible. It makes you feel good.
10. All you really need to be happy is a snack, some juice, and sunshine.
11. If someone makes your heart happy, go give them a huge hug right that very minute.
I pray that she stays this way for as long as humanly possible, and then I pray she has a little girl of her own to remind her how to live all over again.