We are so excited to be kicking off our Cribsters Contributor series with a special guest post from Huffington Post blogger Amy. Amy and her husband made two kids, a four-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy. Amy has been featured on BlogHer, Aiming Low, Mamapedia, Scary Mommy, and Bonbon Break, and is a contributor to the best-selling book, I Just Want to Pee Alone.
You can find Amy laughing at the absurdity of parenting on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, and pinning things she’ll never do on Pinterest. She writes embarrassing stories about her family and herself at Funny is Family. Thanks for breaking the ice as Cribsters’ first guest blogger!
Life Lessons From a Kindergartner
1. Learning is fun. It’s good for your body and your brain. For everyone. Forever.
2. New things can be scary. The things that are scary are often the things that are worth it. Get out of your comfort zone and try something different. Like putting your face in the water. Or skinny jeans.
3. Sharing a meal with friends is a wonderful thing. Whether the cafeteria, happy hour, or a dinner party; food and companionship are good for the soul.
4. It’s important to make time for yourself. Sometimes you gotta step away from the Legos to use the bathroom, and sometimes you gotta step away from the kids to get your nails did.
5. Following the rules makes you popular with authority figures. Teachers and bosses love kids that don’t make any noise.
6. Breaking the rules can make you popular with peers. As long as you aren’t infringing on someone else’s rights, or pulling someone’s hair (unless they are into that), breaking the rules can be fun and harmless. Interesting people rarely color inside the lines.
7. It’s exhausting being good all day. When you get home, sometimes you just want to take off your “good kid face” or your bra.
8. It’s okay to miss your mom and dad. Being where you need to be sometimes means being away from those you love.
9. Sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do. Standing in line, sitting quietly, following the speed limit, and paying taxes are all annoying things we do for the greater good.
10. A snack and a hug usually make things better.