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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lessons I've Learned from my Children

I've heard numerous people say, "I learn so much from my children.  They teach me every day."  I completely respect that, but I never thought I had those type of children.  Recently, however, I find I am learning, quite a bit.

My 5-year-old daughter, Evie, for instance, is now a fount of helpfulness and wisdom: 

Evie:"Mom can I organize your bathroom while you get ready?"
Me: "You want to organize?  Uh...yes."

 A few minutes later she is in a serious organizing zone.

Evie:"Mom, where does this go (eyeliner)?"
Me: "In the red pouch. " 
Evie (exasperated): "Mom, you shouldn't call it a pouch.  Someone might think you have a kangaroo because only kangaroos have pouches.  Instead, you should call it a purse."
Me: "Oh, you're right about that.  I wouldn't want to confuse anyone.  Most people actually call that a makeup case or makeup bag."
Evie (deadpan) "Then why did you call it a pouch?"

On another education note:  This week my toddler, Mase, taught me that if you fill a glass of water from the refrigerator water dispenser and tip the full glass backwards so it leans against the water dispenser lever, and leave it there, the kitchen will flood, quickly.

And, finally, a positive lesson, prompted by my 1-year-old:  I discovered if someone purposely drops the remote control for an adjustable bed into the toilet and abandons it for someone else to discover an hour later, you can just dry it out under the ceiling fan for the day.  It may still work.

Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Today I'll be taking organizing and  proper speaking lessons from my 5-year-old. 

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18 Comments:

At April 27, 2011 at 7:56 AM , Blogger Mimi said...

This is so cute - it brightened my day! My four kids are in their 20s now and I'm still learning!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 7:59 AM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

I'm glad you have such a positive attitude. I need to learn from you! I used to get really frustrated being corrected by my kids like that. You rock!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

LOL! With all the "advice" I get now, I'm just waiting for the teen years to hit [shudder] :)

 
At April 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger The Neal Family said...

That is hilarious! Your kids are full of funny moments. Someday they will love to read your blog full of all the crazy things they did!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 9:23 AM , Blogger GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

I love Evie... She is so cute! I swear my kids are 10x smarter than I am. They correct me all the time.

 
At April 27, 2011 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Branson @ Reflection of Something said...

Oh my goodness kids are so funny! Love this collection of lessons ;-)

 
At April 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Leda said...

I agree with Mimi...us Moms NEVER stop learning. Then the grandkids teach us so much more than we ever thought possible!
You are so much fun to read GGM! My daughter and I were just talking about your blog this morning, over Skype. ...look at that -YOU ARE FAMOUS!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Blogger sarajo said...

That is too cute! I love that kids just want to teach you the stuff that they learn.

 
At April 27, 2011 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

I think I would skip the advice from the 1 year old and the toddler, instead focusing my time on the 5 year old's organizing advice.

 
At April 27, 2011 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

Too Funny! Thanks for the laugh, I love the kitchen flood, I have very creative children as well!! When your daughter is done organizing you, she is welcome to come to my house! Lol! Always love to visit you!!! Thanks!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

@Laura: Those years come way too fast, too! My 10-year-old acts the way I did at 14. If this is 10, I'm TERRIFIED of 14!

 
At April 27, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Sandra's Fiberworks said...

I don't know what lessons I've learned, only that I'm constantly being caught by the big questions this day, from where is God to is there really an Easter Bunny, and why did I marry Daddy?

 
At April 27, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Blogger mrsmarkdave said...

Oh my goodness. Your posts are the best. I'm thinking I'm missing out by not having children. I will live vicariously through you ;-)

 
At April 27, 2011 at 7:19 PM , Blogger Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Awwwe! I love how this puts everything into perspective. I'm just waiting for Peanut to get old enough to organize my stuff. That would be pure bliss :)

 
At April 27, 2011 at 8:10 PM , Blogger Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Today my daughter's friend informed me that "Tangled" is Spanish for "Rapunzel". Just thought I'd pass on that little gem.

 
At April 28, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Blogger Renee said...

Awe...so cute and sweet!

 
At April 30, 2011 at 7:39 AM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

Well I must have "those" kids because I learn from them constantly! :) Ha! Actually what I learn is all the things I'm doing wrong!

 
At May 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM , Blogger Mrs E said...

just remember... NO POUCHES!
so cute:0)

 

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