9 Things We Could Learn From Our Kids
We spend most of our kids' childhoods answering their questions and teaching them everything from social skills to algebra to right versus wrong. But every now and then, we find ourselves pausing to soak in a moment of enlightenment, courtesy of our very own children.
Here are nine such lessons that every parent should embrace.
Smile When You Look in the Mirror
We start out embracing the mirror as a source of amusement and fun . . . remember that next time you're using it to size up your (perceived) flaws. Source: Flickr user Pavel P.
Take More Risks
Continue to seek new experiences and adventures out, just as our kids do almost every day. Source: Flickr user Bad Kleinkirchheim
Goof Off More
No explanation required! Source: Flickr user Ernst Moeksis
You never see 6-year-olds at the beach racing from the water to hide behind a cover-up! Source: Flickr Leah Borchert
Focus on the Good in People
Aside from the occasional tiff, kids take their friends at face value and enjoy being in their company — no overanalyzing or dwelling on their shortcomings. Source: Flickr user Jason Farrar
Because everyone could benefit from a big hug. Source: Flickr user Dimitris Papazimouris
Ordinary Days Can Be Extraordinary
You might have thought that they highlight of the Summer vacation would be the day at the theme park — for them, it's just as likely to be the rainy afternoon spent in pj's with their siblings. Source: Flickr user Sarah Gilbert
Wear What You Love
Buck the trends, and let your individuality shine through. Source: Flickr user Amanda Tipton
Live in the Moment
Put the smartphone down, and truly enjoy being in the presence of your kids, friends, significant other, or yourself. It'll make those moments more meaningful. Source: Flickr user Aikawa Ke