I've learned a lot in the last...almost four years. Ye gods, time flies. With the Spawn's birthday being a mere month and two days away, I've been mulling over some of the lessons I've learned.
When going to the park, always wear something with pockets. This allows for the easier transport of random stuff. Today it was peanut shells and acorn caps.
Always have a spare change of clothes, including shoes, in the car for everyone.
Who says you can't have waffles for dinner? Or pie for breakfast, for that matter.
Cornstarch is a very cost effective toy. It also results in cleaner kitchen floors.
Sleep is still overrated.
If you don't like a wet seat, always wear rain pants into the woods. You never know when it will be time for a picnic with Pooh and Piglet.
Trees are a lot bigger when you're only a bit over a meter in height. So are dogs.
A hole in the ground is a very cost effective toy too.
It is important to have lots of paper in the house. Also lots of crayons, markers (Sharpies, please), etcetera.
Never, ever run out of either bananas or yogurt.
It is possible to draw recognizable animals of all kinds, even if you think you can't. Then cut them out and make them talk.
Never underestimate the ability of a young person to remember things. Long neglected and boxed up toys, for instance.
And now it's bedtime, or so I have been informed.