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.