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15 Simple, Yet Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Toddler

Being a mom has surprised and challenged me in so many ways. I feel like I have learned so much about myself in the past 18 months, more than I can really put into words. Yes, I’ve learned the big lessons like: keeping him alive, remembering to close the door to the stairs and how to use outlet covers. But, there are other lessons that I’ve learned, especially the past few months. They may seem like simple lessons, but they are “big” lessons in my opinion.

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  • Eat the ice cream, let it run down your face. The people that really love you think it’s adorable.

    • Being independent can be a double edged sword. It’s ok to let people help you, but it’s also ok to do things yourself.

    • When someone tells you that you “can’t”, it makes you want to do that thing even more.
    • Bugs, sand, water, dirt, dogs, water, popsicles…they can all be so messy. But they’re all so much fun.

    • Sometimes you just need a hand to hold.
    • Cuddling makes everything better at the end of a long day.
    • Laughter is the best medicine. So is a long walk and time spent sitting beside of your dog in silence.
    • Grandparents are just parents with extra frosting.

    • A smile goes a long way.
    • Find joy in the little things, even picking up rocks.
    • Stop and smell the flowers, or the grass, or the dog.
    • Give someone a hug, you may never know how much they need it
    • Read every night
    • Sometimes you need to just color (or, for us adults, unplug)
    • There are new things to learn everyday, you just have to be willing to learn

15 Simple, Yet Important Life Lessons I've Learned From My Toddler

Mom

Thursday 27th of July 2017

LOVE this!! And you and him!!

Allison Lancaster

Thursday 27th of July 2017

We love you too!