Over the past week or so I have written a few posts about “Life’s Lessons” that we learn over the course of our lives. Sometimes we learn them the easy way, and other times we learn then the hard way, through the proverbial “School of Hard Knocks, which is where I earned my PhD.
In a previous post (CLICK HERE) I posted an article on the 45 Lessons of Life, written by Regina Brett of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Today, I want to talk a bit about #37.
Life’s Lesson number 37 states, “Your children only get one childhood”
What a truism this is and I was reminded by it time and time again over the course of the past week with my two grand – kiddos. The only thing I think I could add to this truism is that it also gets tougher to be a kid each and every day. Life moves at a break neck speed these days, unlike when I was growing up. They have so much to learn and they have to learn it quickly.
Being with the two little people for a week was very exhausting, yet it was very enlightening as well. To listen to a 4-year-old and a two-year old explain their logic, their philosophies and yet ask some very profound questions at their age was amazing. At times they are simply children playing, laughing and having a good time …. and at other times, they are wise beyond their years. Their pure innocence allows this to happen. They haven’t built walls around themselves as we adults do.
They say it like it is!!
I know they only get one childhood and as a grandfather, I want to make that a fun experience for them. We still have many things to do in the future. Laughs to share, stories to tell.