“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.”
Well, that quote pretty much sums it up. Life is experienced. And it keeps things from getting monotonous! We have experienced several new things this week. And since it is always fun to share our experiences with each other, here you go:
1. I introduced Callie to fried okra this week, a wonderful southern staple. She loved it and said, “mom, they taste like crunchy potato chips!” I think I would try something with that description!
2. Sean jumped in 4 feet of water and went completely under! Now, Sean is our more logical and methodical child, who only 6 weeks ago had to be carried into the pool kicking and screaming and would not let go of you for a second. Now, safely secured in his life jacket or “jet pack” as he calls it, he is like Michael Phelps in the water! “Jet pack”…don’t you love it! Only a 3-year-old would affectionately name his life jacket.
3. Callie would not be outdone and showed herself in the pool, too. She swam the entire length of the pool…really swam, not kick swimming off the bottom of the pool. She was so proud and so was I! She learned how to swim 30 years before I did so in my own life. May she enjoy swimming as much as I enjoy watching her experience success.
4. I dropped off 20+ books at Goodwill…yes, I did it! And as I was loading them in the car, I heard my almost 6-year-old daughter say, “You better not be giving away any of my books!!” It’s in the genes!
Okay, so I have bragged enough! What about you? What new experiences have you had this week or what would you like to experience this week? It is only Wednesday! You can do it!