While driving in the van the other day, taking D-man to Preschool, he and the Miss Toddler Girl tried telling me knock knock jokes. They went something like this:
Mommy, Loves Me!
Mommy that’s YOU!
Either they don’t quite get knock knock jokes or I am not getting it.
It felt a lot like this commercial.
Since I am realizing I need to break the process of over thinking and enjoy the moments in my life more I have created some guidelines for myself.
1. Enjoy the Quiet
2. Listen More
3. Breathe Deep
4. Laugh, Laugh & Then Laugh Some More
5. Eat Well
6. Accept Myself As I Accept Others
7. Count My Blessings
8. Stop Complaining
9. Just Do It
And I am pretty sure that creating guidelines on how NOT to over think isn’t at all over thinking the process of NOT over thinking is it?
The kids found this little creature outside our front door after we arrived back home from school this week. They were so excited to find it and as a result the find sparked an entire learning adventure. And thanks to Google we were able to gather a lot of information on the praying mantis. We looked up and read all about the praying mantis, including what kind it was (the kids decided it was most likely a Chinese praying mantis based on the research since it has brown on it). We also learned that the praying mantis was introduced into Michigan by gardeners to remove harmful bugs and they are usually spotted outdoors in Autumn. It was also about the size of Mr. J’s hand.
And as an aside: It was my first time seeing one in person outdoors. The way it moved its head was very surreal. Looked almost like a robot turning. Very cool.