Yesterday I met with Max's teacher for parent-teacher conference. One of the highlights of the visit was going through some of his papers. One assignment was to write a "How To" paper. The other kids in the class wrote "How To Make a Peanut Butter Sandwich" or "How To Ride a Bike" or "How to Make Your Bed."
How To Take People Down
First you hug them.
Senc you shak a lot.
Third you lean left or right.
Forth then thair down.
I didn't know what to say, and for a moment I was lost in my thoughts. I couldn't believe it. I mean, you teach and teach and teach your kids, but you never really expect that they'll listen. And then they go and surprise you this way. I was beaming with pride.
To the parents of the world, I say, the kids are listening. They can be taught!