There are plenty of things I have taught my boys over the years; things like manners, how to land the perfect high five, and of course pull my finger. There are plenty of things, as a parent, I still need to teach my kids. You know, things I need to teach them to be successful, upstanding young men; things to help them move forward in life. The only problem is, many of those ‘things’ I, myself haven’t learned yet.
I am one of those of people who often just fakes his way through some of life’s obstacles. I kinda live by a certain rule: fake it till I make it and if I can’t fake it, find someone who can actually do it. I’ll give you an example. If you asked me to talk about photosynthesis in front of a crowd, I could probably BS my way through it; you wouldn’t think I was a university professor but I could manage. If you asked me to change the oil in my car, I’m screwed, and I’m taking it to a garage. So with all that being said, I’ve been keeping a list of things I’d like to learn, so one day I can pass the knowledge on to my kids. I guess, as much as it pains me to admit, it’s good to actually know stuff and not just BS you’re way through it.
I thought I’d share my list with you, and I’d love to know if there’s anything you still have to learn.
Here we go, here is ‘My list of things I need to learn because I want to pass on the knowledge and know-how to my kids’. (As you can see, I’ve already mastered how to come up with a concise title for lists.)
-Learn how to carve a turkey (I’ve got about 2 weeks left for this one)
-Learn how to tie a tie without looking on youtube
-Learn how to iron a shirt
-Learn another language
-Learn how to change a flat tire
-Learn what an adverb is
-Understand the different cuts of steak
-Learn to type with more than just 2 fingers
-Learn how to boost a car
-Learn to take criticism without being defensive
-Learn how to sew a button