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What kids can teach us about life!

I just came across this......everyone is so true. How many do you agree with?

1. Each and every birthday is a big deal. Even if you can no longer count your age on your fingers, you deserve a birthday party with friends, a cake, presents and silly games.
2. You can learn new things from almost anyone, including a giant purple dinosaur, a cartoon mouse, or a cookie-eating monster. You just have to keep your eyes, ears, and mind open.
3. There’s nothing better in the whole world than a friend showing up at you door asking if you can come out and play. So don’t mope around the house all by yourself. Go ahead. Ring a friend’s doorbell.
4. Just because you have to eat things that are good for you doesn’t mean you can’t make a face when you do. Maybe that tofu and sprouts sandwich would actually taste better if you scowled at it for a while.
5. When you’re indecisive, rock/paper/scissors is as good a way as any to make up your mind.
6. It’s a phase. Sooner or later you’ll grow out of it. This is true for ”bad hair” phases, “fatter today than yesterday” phases, “can’t do anything right” phases and “nobody likes me” phases.
7. If you lie, your parents are going to catch you. And even if you’re 57 when it happens, you’ll be sorry!
8. When things are scary and unfamiliar, the best thing to do is grab on to someone’s hand.
9. Remember: It’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.
10. Roll over on your other side to get a new perspective on things. Once you’ve mastered that skill, make sure to check out from different angles.
11. You should always have a dream about what you’ll be when you grow up. That way, you’ll have something to look forward to and always know in which direction you should go.
12. Half the time, the box something comes in is as much fun as the toy inside. So play with the box!
13. Coloring on the walls and floors is fun, even if you do get in trouble later. (And you will!) Sometimes you just have to express yourself no matter what the consequences.
14. If you don’t like the person you are or where your life is going, it’s time to play “Lets Pretend.” If you use your vivid imagination, you can become whoever you want to be – Xena Warrior Princess, Martha Stewart, Julia Roberts, or your best friend, who always seems to do things right the first time around.
15. The word no is very important. Use it at least as often as a three-year-old does.
16. There are no small parts in the play. Even if you’re only a snowflake in a first-grade production of Frosty the Snowman, you’re still a star! Life is like that, too. You have a part to play and you should be extremely excited about playing it. Because without you the show can’t go on.
17. If you can’t read the fine print, ask for help. Even if it means admitting you left your glasses at home.
18. Cute-as-a-button will only get your so far in life.
19. You can only swing so high before you go over the top and the chain wraps around and around and you end up hanging upside down with no means of escape! So why spend all that time and energy trying to swing higher than everyone else?
20. People come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Isn’t it grand?
21. When something hurts, you need your mommy to help make it all better. If she isn’t around, a teddy bear (or a husband who looks like a teddy bear) will do nicely.
22. When there’s way too much to do at work and you’re feeling overwhelmed, pray for a snow day.
23. If you never do the things people say you shouldn’t or can’t do, you’ll never find out who you really are.
24. Rest assured, you can never have too many friends, including the imaginary kind. You should have friends who love to play, love to talk, love to listen, friends who rescue you when the mean kid stuffs you in your locker and friends who talk you out of making big mistakes.
25. When you’re cranky and tired, a nap is just what the doctor ordered. Find a fluffy pillow and blanket, turn off the lights and rest your eyes for 20 minutes. And when you wake up, have some milk and cookies.
26. You should never call people names to their face, or behind their back. You wouldn’t want them to call you names, would you?
27. The world is a much better place when you believe in fairy tales. Even if everyone doesn’t live happily ever after, some people do. If you believe that, then you’re one step closer to being one of them.
28. Why walk when you can skip? The little extra kick in your step can turn a whole day around.
29. Ask a lot of questions and you’ll get a lot of answers. Why is the sky blue? Why is the sky-blue sweater more expensive than the green one? How do birds fly? How do airplanes fly? Hey, where did these gray hairs come from?
30. Everyone needs a time-out now and then. It’s a great chance to sit and think about what you’ve done wrong and how you can avoid doing it again.
31. If you want something – the front seat, the window office, the last pastry – call dibs on it. That way, everyone knows what it is you want.
32. Sometimes you can act like a baby. And sometimes you can act too big for your britches. But most of the time, you should just act your age.
33. Never forget to take recess.
34. You must crawl before you can walk. This is good advice when you start a new job or relationship. And once you pull yourself up off the ground, expect to fall down a lot before you get the hang of it.
35. Feeling sad? Go ahead and cry.
36. If you share your toys with your friends, they’ll share their toys with you. And if they don’t, they’re not really your friends.
37. The person who is king of the playground today probably won’t be king of the playground tomorrow. So don’t choose your friends for what they can do for you. Choose them for whom they are inside.
38. It’s often better to bang on the pots and pans with a fork, spoon and knife than to cook in them. After all, that’s why they invented takeout!
39. Follow your brothers and sisters around all day. If they don’t live nearby, keep in touch with phone calls, faxes, letters and e-mail. Even if they beg, and plead with you to please just leave them alone!
40. It’s frustrating to work on a puzzle when some of the pieces are missing or don’t quite fit. That’s why you get so overwhelmed and stressed out when you feel as though your life is out of control. So if your life is missing a few key pieces, treat yourself well – eat right and get plenty of rest and exercise. That way, you’ll have more energy to put things in order.
41. Don’t give up your security blanket. You never know when it might come in handy.
42. Your best work should go on the refrigerator door, where everyone can see it. Whether it’s a picture of a pony you painted in kindergarten or a complicated report you did for the company CEO, show it off and let people tell you what a really great job you did.
43. On average, a five-year-old laughs out loud 400 times a day. An adult laughs only 15 times. Can you find 385 more things to laugh at today?
44. Learning new things is exciting and fun. Even if you’re not the very best in the class.
45. When there are monsters in the closet, turn on the lights and face them head-on.
46. If you stay up later than your bedtime, you’ll probably wake up grumpy and irritable. And that’s something nobody wants to see.
47. If you spend your life avoiding doings things that make you look silly, you’ll never have any fun. Do you really care what people think as long as you’re having a good time and aren’t hurting anyone?
48. Wearing the right pair of cozy, comfy pajamas can make all the difference in the world.
49. Always do your homework.
50. The messier the room is, the more fun you had!


  1. Now we know Dennis was telling the truth!!!

  2. 9, 34 and 47.

    I am always reminding someone of 9.

    I am living 34 now, and, sadly, 47 has controlled most of my life.

  3. My absolute favorite is # 48! But I also agree with 23,38 & 39!


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