I was driving home from a friend's house yesterday when I had an overwhelming urge to hear this song. Flashback to the late 90's with me by rocking out to one of the greatest happy-sounding sad songs of all time (think "Ticket to Ride" by the Beatles and "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?" from Frozen). Do-do-do-do-do-do-do!
I show my students Jubilee Project's "Comfortable" video when we discuss "Beauty" (a short play by Jane Martin) in our drama unit. The video documents several answers to the question, "If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?" I love the discussion that follows. Naturally, I was thrilled to see their newest offering, which is centered on the question, "If you could be any age, what age would you be?"
Often, when we are younger we want to be older, and when we get older we want to be young again. We can wish our lives away that way. This is a great reminder to live in the present moment and embrace the stage of life you are currently in. Even if the present moment is uncomfortable, it's the only one you have; that truth is timeless. Love while you still can.
Have you ever felt outsmarted by your kids? Could it be because they are more open-minded than you?
Check out how kids performed better than adults in a cognitive research study at UC-Berkeley. This is truly fascinating stuff!
We all love James Corden's Carpool Karaoke, but have you given Toddlerography a whirl? You MUST try this at home!