(well, from my three year old, anyway)
1.) Bubbles trump everything.
2.) Being socially open and friendly is a gift.
3.) Listening is a necessity and can be a learned skill.(sometimes we need to admit we are hearing and not listening)
4.) Patience. Patience. Patience.
5.) He CAN reach that phone/toilet paper roll/glass of water/key ring/doorknob/stack of important papers.
6.) On a related note, don’t EVER underestimate him.
7.) Everything can be made better with the right song.
8.) Slow down. When he takes each stair at a painstakingly slow pace, it’s a reminder that it’s okay to slow my roll. Let him turn the light switch on and off a few times. Take your time on the steps. Whatever it is will wait.
9.) Hugs rule.
10.) Birthdays are pretty great. Even when they make mommy a little sad because you are not a little squirt anymore.