If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m constantly amazed by the stuff that comes out of Will’s mouth. My #1 wish is that I could take a peek inside of there and see what is driving that little hamster on the wheel. Baffling. Engaging. Surprising.
Last week was a doozy.
‘Mom. I’d like to start a new tradition.’ Okay, I was intrigued.
‘Every Sunday morning, I’d like you to give me and my stuffies lessons on life. Like, we’ll sit on my bed and you can get a coffee first, but then you have to come up and teach us about life. You know, what we need to know when we get older.’ Say what??
Hmmm. Okay. I started thinking about things I could teach him! They ranged from ‘don’t stick you tongue onto a frozen monkey bar’ to ‘if you buy stocks, don’t look for a quick return.’ Or maybe ‘don’t drop math in grade 10 if you want to be a doctor.’ Or the most important? “Marry a person who loves your mother.’ No not their mother. YOUR mother. Okay, that’s a selfish one that I may chant to him over and over again as he sleeps.
This weekend we were away in London helping my sister move. On the drive home, I was thinking about how Auntie having Disney XD trumped our lesson for the week. Then I started thinking, I bet this kid could teach me WAY more than I could teach him.
I’m guessing some of his would be…
1. You don’t need butter, or salad dressing, or syrup to make things delicious.
2. Great satisfaction can be found in collecting an entire set of something. Be it a book series or a toy.
3. Nothing is better than a solid tickle fight.
4. Farts are funny. They just are.
5. You can be as many things as you want to be when you grow up if you want. Artist, Lego designer, scientist or Pokemon collector.
6. Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it’s not real.
7. Why do we only get to eat breakfast foods at breakfast? Pizza, pickles and ice cream should be eaten whenever you feel like it.
8. Why all the rushing?
9. Go to the library once a week. And ask the librarian for stuff. She always knows where it is.
10. Dance when you feel like it but if you don’t want to, don’t force it.
I think that for the next little while, the class will be taught from the stuffies/kid direction. I think I have more to learn than he does.
Oh… and we’ve both got the ‘Trust Your Friends’ lesson down pat. Cause if you can let your friends yank your first tooth out…you’re set for life.