They’re complex creatures, toddler’s. They’re ridiculously intelligent so I wondered, as an adult/parent what can I learn from my two year old..? I watched him for a while, and here are just a few things I picked up on.
- Don’t waste food – drink the milk from your cereal bowl every morning. And I don’t mean from the spoon, drink it right out of the bowl and make sure you get every last drop.
- If you do waste food, make it worth it – throw it across the room and have some fun!
- When you wake up in the morning get straight up out of bed and do some exercise – jumping on the bed is a perfect example of appropriate morning exercise.
- Appreciate the little things in life, – stop to pick daisies and look at aeroplanes going by in the sky.
- Go outside – a lot – no matter how cold, wet and windy it is. Just make sure you are dressed in welly boots and head to toe waterproofs. You can always have a hot bath when you come back inside, followed by putting on your pyjamas/comfy clothes and drinking a hot drink.
- Listen to your imagination, the world can be a magical place if you let it be.
- Eat when you’re hungry and only until you’re full.
- Laugh often, not just with your whole face, but with your whole body.
- Don’t hold your emotions back, it feels good to let it out and talk about it – when you’ve done that you can put it behind you and carry on with your day instead of dwelling on it.
Some things though, not so smart, but in fact a bit weird that I’m hoping he grows out of – like staring someone in the eyes as he poops. I’ll leave that mental image right there for you…
Is there anything your little cherub does that you think you can learn from as an adult?