Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Before You Grow Up

Art by Eulalie, 1953

Important things to do before you turn 5:
  1. Taste dirt.
  2. Suck on a wet, warm washcloth while you're in the tub.
  3. Eat sand.
  4. Twirl around until you fall down.
  5. Roll down a hill.
Don't you know exactly what a wet washcloth tastes like? Have you sucked on one lately?  I figure we get a lot of our experience before we know better.  Go babies!

(What did you learn long ago that you still remember?)


kenju said...

I learned how it feels to ride your bike down a long hill; standing up, not holding the handlebars, and how the wind rushes through your hair - and then I learned how it feels to skid your bare knees on 5 feet of concrete and run a kick-stand into your calf. LOL

I learned how it feels to be out in a warm rain on a cloudy day; stomping in puddles and showing off your new bathing suit to all the neighbors!

queenieweenie said...

sometimes I wish someone would rock me to sleep. how weird is that?

polly said...

I would like to be able to curl up in that old pattern drawer and fall asleep with not a care in the world.. (maybe be able to fit in the old pattern drawer)
eating the paper that the butter was wrapped in...ugh!

Kenny and Linsey said...

I've been away so long and there is so much to catch up on. Congratulations on your new grandson, what a treasure. Your Hero camp looked like so much fun and I love the special games in grandma's tent - your grandkids must just adore you.

Tom and Julie Bagley said...

I learned alot of lessons as a small child but the one I remember most is to NEVER, NO NEVER, put your hand on a hot burner. I had the imprint of the burner on my hand for weeks...

More importantly...I learned how much my parents loved me. That's the lesson the remains with me most today. How to love your children unconditionally...through thick and thin!

Sheri said...

I learned to read, tie my shoes and write my name before I started school. . . most of those I can still do!

i'm kelly said...

i learned to never ever call anyone an "old fart" in the presence of your grandma. she won't be very happy!