Toddler life lessons

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I am sure you have heard that wisdom comes with age.  It makes sense.  More life experience equals more wisdom. I am a more seasoned and experienced person in my 30’s than I was in my 20’s.  However, I recently discovered that some of the best life lessons can be learned from a toddler.

Life Lesson number 1: Brushing your teeth is fun

Tasks that are part of a monotonous routine as adults can be fun.  It’s all about perspective. Perspective shapes the experience.  We have to believe it is going to be fun and it will.

Life Lesson number 2: A smile can really make someones day

Adults don’t smile enough.  We definitely don’t smile at strangers in the grocery store or at the post office, yet kids do it all the time.  When my daughter smiles I see hearts melt and frowns that are turned upside down.  Why is that?  It’s because they are not preoccupied, they are not stressed and they enjoy watching other people smile.  Try smiling at 3 people in one day and I promise you will see results.  Sometimes that is all it takes for a bad day to turn good.

Life Lesson number 3: Walking out the door of your house is the beginning of an adventure

When I put my little girls jacket on and I open the door she squeals with delight. The view through her eyes is she is going to go see new places, try different things and make new friends.  Simply going a different route to work or the store can be a new adventure for adults.  Maybe you will stumble upon a new coffee shop or drive by your dream house.

These are just a few of the lessons I have learned from my toddler.  I still have a lot to learn. What have you learned from your children? I would love to know! Please share in the comments below.

Me time

We all need some down time. Time to relax.  Time to release some stress.  Time to be by yourself. But how do you find this time on a daily basis if you don’t have daycare at your gym or a babysitter to come over for an hour?  I found a place where you can do just that.  It’s called a salt cave.  Not every city has one of these but I have seen advertisements for ones in New York, North Carolina, Florida, California, Minnesota and Tennessee.  I visited ashevillesaltcave.com.

What is a salt cave?  It’s a room covered from floor to ceiling with Himalayan salt.  Supposedly breathing in the salty air has countless health benefits for aiding with conditions ranging from Asthma to Depression.  I can’t confirm any of these benefits but I can tell you it’s a peaceful, tranquil environment that’s an escape from the hustle and bustle.  Surrounded by salt, water features, peaceful music and low lights you can’t help but feel more relaxed. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes depending on the  salt cave and the cost. The best part is these places allow kids!  They even bring toys for your little one to play with in the salt.   So sit back, relax, read a book or simply enjoy discovery with your little one away from the noisy world. You deserve it!

Have you ever been to a salt cave?  Tell me about your experience.