• Woody

A Lesson from A 3-Year-Old

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

Day 276


Ace, age 3, reminded me of a valuable lesson.

It's easy to get caught up having too much fun and forget about what is truly important.

Today, Ace decided, for the second time in as many days, that having fun running around with his cousins was more important than using the bathroom, opting instead to soil his drawers.

This evening's version required a shower to clean up.

I wonder how long it will be before he decides that it is okay to take a break when number 2 comes calling.

Many times, as adults, the consequences of mistakes made because we get distracted by fun require far more than a shower to clean up. This, unfortunately, I know from experience. And I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Put your priorities in order, and make your decisions accordingly. This requires discipline and sacrifice. It isn't always easy, and it certainly isn't always fun, but it's worth it...unless, of course, you enjoy pooping your figurative (or literal) pants (to each their own, I guess).



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