Learning from my 4 year old

My son got a wonderful report from his nursery this last term. They tell me he is very intelligent and does his work with concentration. Now that’s he’s 4 I’ve got a tutor for him to start reading the Quran. And when she comes over to teach him, my son wants to climb on the table or sit under it. I can’t understand why he can’t sit still just for 20 minutes when he can spend 5 hours at school doing his work so well.

I also can’t understand why he must get up at 6 when the alarm is set for 7:15am and then jump on me in my bed. And why must he go to the park and then tell me he wants to do potty. Despite some of his odd habits there is much I can learn from him.

Last year when he had Animal day in his school he put a python around his shoulders and didn’t bat an eyelid. I could learn courage from him.DSCN1605

One day he was pretending to be a wolf and walking on all fours when he took a tumble and hurt his head. Instead of stopping he went and wore his bicycle helmet. I could learn resilience from him.

He always has an answer ready for everything. When I asked him why he wasn’t eating the cheese with his breadsticks, he said because he wasn’t a rat. And he wouldn’t have his carrots because he wasn’t a rabbit. I could learn to be witty like him.

He was singing a song and changing the words and laughing loudly at the result. I could learn from him to laugh more.20130712_074552

If he’s upset with me over something he’ll tell me to go away and when I leave the room he’ll come after me and try to be friends. I could learn from him to forgive easily.

And lastly he tells me about 10 times a day that I’m pretty and kisses me and hugs me. I could learn to be more loving like him.

Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ

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  2. Ethical Professor Boynton (Part 1) | The Jittery Goat
  3. Really! How much more 🙂 (for my US friends) | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. The younger years | muffinscout
  5. Daily Pormpt; Generation XYZ | Journeyman
  6. Internet Monsters: a very Grimm tale… Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  7. Another Day at the Gym | That’s Just The Way It Is
  8. Rock of the Ages | Exploratorius
  9. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  10. For Fun: The More, The Many-er | Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | likereadingontrains
  11. DP Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Sabethville
  12. I’m not happy with Naked People | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Jumping the gaps | Unlocking The Inner Creative
  14. Daily Prompt: XYZ | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  15. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | The Wandering Poet
  16. Dating Through My Eyes | The Story of a Guy
  17. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Facebook are for the oldies | littlegirlstory
  18. The wisdom of old age (Daily prompt Haiku) | Tales of a slightly stressed Mother!
  19. The Really Inconvenient Truth | The Dragon Weyr
  20. Daily Prompt: Don’t Stop Learning | Step It Up
  21. Age | Sue’s Trifles
  22. Purpose Not Power | The Photo Faith Challenge
  23. Generations | hitting a brick wall
  24. The Psychology of Managing Across Multiple Generations in the Workplace: The Sandwich Method « psychologistmimi
  25. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  26. Generated Generation. « ayimas
  27. Oh to be 90! | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  28. Goldilocks and Generational Snobbery | meanderedwanderings
  29. Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  30. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with some Ink and a Hammer | The Music of Steel
  31. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | laura-in-china
  32. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Everyday Adventures
  33. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | ferwam
  34. Generation XYZ | The Nameless One
  35. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ – Celebration and Protest | The Pink Cucumber
  36. Maiden – Mother – Crone – Honoring Lifestages | Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  37. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  38. Mentoring: A Strand of Three | Live Life in Crescendo
  39. daily prompt: Generation XYZ | aimanss…
  40. Generation XYZ | Flowers and Breezes
  41. How Young are you? | Cascading Dreams
  42. GEN X VS. GEN ALPHA | DANDELION’S DEN
  43. Why Me vs Me Me Me | Reinvention of Mama
  44. Talking ‘Bout Yer Generation | The Shotgun Girls
  45. Why Do Young People Think ‘Just One Step’ =s Accessibility?
  46. My treasure | Life is great
  47. NOT Talking ‘Bout my Generation | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  48. How my story turned into a class project and gave me hope for the next generation | The Silver Leaf Journal
  49. Yesterday and today | Myriad Notions
  50. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | medicinalmeadows
  51. Learning Through the Ages | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
  52. The sun is the same in a relative way « Sithiram
  53. Inspiration Monday 27 January 2014 Meets the Daily Prompt: Never Send a Man to do a Boy’s Job | One Starving Activist
  54. UNDERSTANDING GEN X AND Y … SAY WHAT? | Serendipity
  55. IITYWTMWYBMAD?* (or How the Internet created a new language) | MC’s Whispers
  56. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ |
  57. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ | Views Splash!
  58. Through the ages | Willow’s Corner
  59. Generation XYZ: What’s Age Anyway? |
  60. Like, gag me with a spoon! | The Flavored Word
  61. The Age of Cyber-Telepathy…(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  62. Age | Rebecca Barray – Writer/Photographer
  63. Where live the giants? | Emotional Fitness
  64. Daily Prompt – Generation XYZ – Young Old Man |
  65. Every second turning us in Gold | Dreams to Reality !
  66. Give Me Money. | The Playground
  67. Respect « One Crazy Mom
  68. The Generation XYZ | Passionately Bored
  69. A Certain Disconnect | My Author-itis
  70. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ/The Stagen Family | Advocacine’s Blog
  71. Hurt Not The Earth | Making Life an Art
  72. Age | The Land Slide Photography
  73. Going for the Kill (# 9) | Rolbos ©
  74. Dear GenX, Boomers: Why Are You So Obsessed With GenY’s Shortcomings? | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  75. X, Y and V: is for Vampire « Brigid’s Cauldron, Prometheus’ Fire
  76. Finding Wisdom Along the Mayan Path | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  77. Generations | authenticallyannamarie
  78. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | I really just pretend to know stuff
  79. Daily Prompt: Age | That Montreal Girl
  80. Daily post: Age | Destino
  81. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Age | soletusknow
  82. Daily prompt: The bliss of entitlement | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  83. 10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler | The Pinterested Parent
  84. There’s No App For That Revisited | Wiley’s Wisdom
  85. Millenial | My Infernal Imagination
  86. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Basically Beyond Basic
  87. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ, 30 January 2014 | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
  88. Somewhere Between X and Y | Polymathically
  89. If I’d only known then … | Brome Hill
  90. Daily Prompt: An Open Letter to Generation Z | Gradual Thought
  91. AGES: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | The Christian Gazette
  92. Educating Our Kids to be Responsible Digital Citizens « Kakie’s Corner
  93. annerledesland
  94. Generation gap | The Word Trance
  95. Daily Prompt: Age | Wicked Words
  96. Daily Prompt: Age | Reflections on a Theme
  97. Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation | Edward Hotspur
  98. Daily Prompt: Generation XYZ | Your Daily Dose

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