Lessons from a Toddler

We all here people talking about the innocence of a child, but oh the things they already know! Yesterday was my son’s 2nd birthday, and it was so much fun celebrating the little man he’s become. As I contemplated the wonderful bundle of joy he is, I realized that we can learn a lot from him. So, here are my very astute lessons from a toddler.

*Bugs belong in the trashcan–dead or alive.

*When Daddy is not at home, the oldest man becomes the alpha male and must protect the house at all costs. Any other toddlers must be banished!

*Mud is rejuvenating for the skin pores AND the wall pores, the floor pores, clothes…pretty much everything!

*You can never see your favorite show too many times. Ever. Even in one day.

*Technology is here to stay, so you better jump on board. (My son is just now 2 and has been playing games and making phone calls on my husband’s phone for months! AND he’s figured out my Galaxy Tab as well.)

*Hands and feet should be clean and at all times, and if they aren’t–scream!

*If you want Mommy or Daddy’s attention, go for the laptop…or the stinky pullup.

*Burping is fun. So are rasberries.

*If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. This is good for jumping, climbing, and favorite foods.

*Any kind of pasta is EVIL and must be demolished.

*You can easily get exercise inside by playing the “up-down” game and running in place, maybe throw in a little dancing.

*If you get into trouble for something, the best thing you can do is laugh and smile.

*Family is the best–give hugs and kisses as often as you can. And never forget to say “I love you.”


Happy Birthday, baby boy! We love you!

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a freelance editor’s sword, or a social media wand, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to make it SHINE! She has worked for a variety of groups, including Realm Makers, The Christian PEN, Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, and as an editor for a number of freelance clients. Her first novel, Bellanok, is being published as a 4-part serial! When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . .

3 comments on “Lessons from a Toddler

  1. […] was my son’s 2nd birthday, and I decided to share some valuable life lessons over at New Authors Fellowship. Stop on by and check it […]

  2. Hmm… I should try that mud thing. I need a little rejuvenation. Maybe that’s what’s been missing from my life! 😉

  3. […] was my son’s 2nd birthday, and I decided to share some valuable life lessons over at New Authors Fellowship. Stop on by and check it […]

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