I would like to pass on some moments of wisdom I have gleaned this week in my Top Ten lessons I have learned this week:
10- Don't empty the lint trap with damp hands. When you are quickly cycling the laundry and your rinse of your hand under the water, don't then touch the lint-- it immediately becomes a fuzzy disaster. Trust me.
9- When a three year old tells you he already went to the bathroom, don't trust him. Even if he insists that he doesn't have to go, or that he already went before the long car ride. Physically place him on the potty and wait...
8- When a three year old says he's got to go "potty really really badly" trust him. Conversely, if you are driving along and your three year old starts wailing about how he needs to go "really badly".... stop the car. Make him tinkle on the side of the road, or you will have to clean the car seat...
|No bathrooms in traffic....|
7- Having three kids really does slow you down. Literally. The Nike App is great! Especially if you want to see how slow you are now. I was a runner in high school and beyond, and I completed distant events. Occasionally I have run at a conversational pace with my ex-neighbor still awesome friend, Lisa, however, we never timed ourselves. I recently downloaded the free app and went for a run-- I am literally 100% slower than high school for the mile time.
|My favorite "running" buddy... I use the term "running" loosely... We are much better friends than runners...|
5- Kids need very little for fun. Since the move, we have not had a "break". We've painted, repaired, unpacked and hosted a housewarming--- so the last Monday I threw a "silly day" just to relax with the kids and NOT do housework. Just a little face-paint and some blueberry pancakes on a rainy day. They were thrilled :)
|You cannot believe how steep that is from this angle. But that is the trail.|
|Beautiful views- worth the hike!|
|Visiting Cousin Charlie!|
Easy Rule #254354- Take a moment to see how much you learned- just this week!