I love my family. Seriously!
I used to resent being the oldest of 7 siblings – it’s actually a lot of work. You’re always the one getting blamed for messes, accidents and everything else under the sun (except maybe world hunger :P). You get all the responsibility, and hardly any credit. While all the relatives ooh and ahh over the newest arrival you get stuck on diaper duty (a.k.a rinsing out cloth diapers – because my parents were economical like that).
I used to wish I was the only child, that I could be selfish and have all the attention to myself. I wished I could be free to do as I like and go as I please without an annoying brother and sister tagging along. I wished that I knew the meaning of the word privacy and quiet.
Do I still wish that, no way! I’ve grown up to realize that everything worth something costs something and there are things money could never buy. Memories that last a lifetime are worth far more then a responsibility free life. I can now say that I truly and deeply love each of my family members – even though they drive me crazy 90% of the time. It’s all part of the charm.
Today I spent the day with these two munchkins. They usually go to kindergarden but they were stuck at home with me today because they weren’t feeling too well. I enjoyed (almost) every minute of it.
Kids teach you so much if you’ll only stop long enough to learn:
Don’t be afraid to be true to yourself – I asked my little brother what he wanted to be when he grew up. The quick reply was “A guy who bonks other bad guys over the head” (alright, if you say so)
Status isn’t everything – according to my brothers officers are guys who work in an office 😉
Sharing is life’s biggest joy.
If you want to pig out – go for it!
(I think a fact worth mentioning is that what they are “pigging out” on is the leftovers of my almond butter spread – I raised them well ;))
Sleep is underrated
Eat lots of apples – they’re tasty!
Pizza > salad (no matter how good the aforementioned salad was)
Yesterday’s salad (I made some for the whole family) a white bean, cucumber, pea and corn salad). This picture SOOO doesn’t do it justice
Never forget to smile – it makes you look cute.
What’s something you learned recently?