Sticky vs stuck
on children and glue
I’m known for leading the family on forced marches. What can I say, I love to walk and I’m hoping to bring that love to my children. When my daughter was very young, she had a stroller. We used it loads. More often than not though? We walked.
Walking with a two year old is a particularly charming thing. She was so curious. Shed stop to for everything she noticed. Sometimes she’d pick up a rock, then an cigarette butt, then another rock. Next? She’d stop dead, staring at a squirrel.
If you ever want to renegotiate your relationship with speed, walk a mile with a two year old. When everything’s new and everything’s surprising, it’s no wonder that toddlers, driven by wonder, move so slowly. Great parenting, like leadership and comedy requires a sense of timing.
Children arrive to slow us down. On purpose. Perhaps that’s why they’re so fucking messy. Really. All of those glue sticks and wood glue and tape and stickers and glitter that arrives. Some say they are there to help children devel…
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