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Lessons Learned from Kids June 18, 2008

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My little cousins range from age 1.5 yrs to 7 years in one family. there are 4 of them. I spent pretty much the ENTIRE day with them today and I learned a lot, as I usually do. The first part of our trip consisted of driving to the movies to Kung Fu Panda.

Lesson 1.

Ask Questions if you don’t know.

My little cousin Kevin whom I have a special bond with, likes to talk. We go to the movies a lot and when he doesn’t understand things, he asks questions. I have to tell him to lower his voice but usually he just wants to know why a character is crying or he doesn’t understand what just happened. Asking questions gets you so far in life and you learn a lot from the answers you receive! 

Lesson 2:

Playing squish the lemon with 3 little kids and one 21 year old = all the little kids running off the slide when the 21 year old slides down it.

Apparently Big Kids, shouldn’t play games that involve squishing with little kids. UNLESS the little kids do all of the squishing. As soon as the taller/older person comes along the little kids run.

Lesson 3:

Picky Eating Makes You Really Hungry

Trying new things isn’t what my cousins like to do. So when we got Boston Market for dinner, they freaked out. Kevin got up and left the table only to come back 45 minutes later announcing that he didn’t eat dinner and was hungry. Well Kev that’s what you get for not trying new things. If you are going to be picky, you are probably going to be hungry.


All in all though, we had a blast. Movies, Swimming, Parks, Bonfires, and Smores. We had a lot of fun and the kids are some of the happiest kids I’ve ever met. I love learning things from those who are younger than me!