Or, should I say: I learned it all when my children when to pre-school. Play fair. Make friends. Try new things. Find comfort when you are sad and spread joy when you are happy. Be kind, even when you don’t know someone’s name.
I learned that last one with my wingmom – we were friends for nearly a year before we met and actually learned each other’s names. See, my daughter was in the fours and her son was in the threes and her next one was in the twos and we both had littles that didn’t go to school yet – and so we’d give each other the wink/nod/smile in the parking lot and she’d leave her infant in the carseat while my toddlers were getting buckled in. She’d run her two into school and by the time I had the stroller folded, she’d be back in the parking lot and her tiny little one would have never left the warmth of the minivan.
Never having attended pre-school myself, all of my personal early education was at…
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