What you can learn from a 10-year-old

I just wrapped up an eight-day staycation: this one with a twist. I offered to take a really good friend’s 10-year-old daughter for a few days (which ended up being an entire week). Boy, the fun we had, even though some other things going on had me despairing a bit. In fact, I’m pretty sure the reason I got through my week of vacation was having a kid around.

That got me thinking, we adults could learn plenty from kids if we’re open to it. Here, in no particular order, are some of the things I learned from Miss Maria’s and my six-and-a-half days together:

*It does not matter how bad you just wanna crawl in bed and stay under the covers, there are way better things to do outside the walls of your home;
*One-on-one time is a huge self-esteem booster, so find someone special and have some one-on-one time;
*As adults, most of us stop giggling, we should giggle more like we did when we were kids;
*Even the smallest of gestures can bring happiness to someone at any given moment.

I’m sure I learned more. I’d hoped to have a top 10 list, but those four are very important and are thoughts I’ll try to hold onto as I go through the coming days, weeks, months and years.

Thanks to my friends for loaning a kid to me for the week. We had a blast.

Maria gets cuddle time with Scoop

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