I often say that life is a balancing act… work/life, housework/kids, sanity/going off the deep end, etc…. Of course when most people hear “balancing act” they think of 50/50. Au contraire mon frere. It is when there is a balance but that balance may be a 90/10 because life is a lever not even keeled.
I am constantly trying to teach (VERY scary thought) the kids some life lessons that I think will help them in life. Really more of a life view that I think helps me get through this fallen messy world. But it is not easy and is a balancing act. Not to mention they have all these messy emotions:)
It matters what you say but not what others say about you: I want them to measure the words they use and to be careful of what they say. But I want them to not let what other say about them. You know… that person/people on the playground that tease them. I mean those people are just small minded trolls anyway:)
It matters what you do to others but not what they do to you: It is not OK for them to antagonize others and if they do others may get mad and lash out at them. But others do not “make” them mad. If someone makes them mad it is their choice. You know, you can not control what happens to you, only how you react to it. If someone “makes” them mad they are letting the other person win.
Writing a blog and feeding Triplets breakfast…. the blog looses that one.
The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it.
Bill Nye, Interview with Wired.com, April 2005
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.