3 Important Life Lessons from a 3-year-old

Three important life lessons from a brand new three-year-old…

Life Lesson #1: Live life like you mean it.

If you’re gonna blow, blow HARD. A little spit never hurt anyone.


Life Lesson #2: Have clear priorities.

Eat your frosting first.


Life Lesson #3: Quality of life is never about a number; it’s a state of being.

When people ask how old you are, grin from ear to ear, run away, and holler over your shoulder, “I’m good!”

That’s all anyone needs to know, anyway. I’m good.


Happy Birthday, K-Man!
I love you love you.

 Auntie Beth


ABOUT BETH WOOLSEY I'm a writer. And a mess. And mouthy, brave, and strong. I believe we all belong to each other. I believe in the long way 'round. And I believe, always, in grace in the grime and wonder in the wild of a life lived off course from what was, once, a perfectly good plan.
  1. This made me laugh and laugh. I truly love your sense of humor! 🙂

  2. Love it! My daughter turned 3 in September. Whenever someone asks her how she is, she says “I’m 3!!!”.

  3. Children have the best advice…aside from Grandmas. When my nephew was born, my Mom hung out in the hospital waiting room with my niece. While she was there, she met another Grandma who was visiting her baby grandson. Visiting because her baby grandson was very, very ill. My mom said the contrast between my very energetic niece, and this lady’s very lethargic, very subdued grandson was heartbreaking. Right then, my mom made a vow to never complain about her grandchildren and their RUNNING and their YELLING and their NOISE. This vow she has kept. In fact it is not uncommon for my mom to lecture her CHILDREN (yes, that would be ME) when patience runs thin. “Leave them alone. Let them be LITTLE. Let them be LOUD. Let them LIVE,” she says. A very wise woman, my mom.

    Happy Birthday to your nephew. Wishing him many more years of eating the frosting first. 🙂

    1. Your comment should be required reading for all grandmas. That was lovely.

    2. thank you!!! very good advice! xoxod

  4. Not taking for granted a single one of those 3 years!! New grandson born early Sat morning. Spent next 6 hours in NICU. Ok now, but realize again how fragile life is. God is sooo good and merciful and I just wanted to add my blessings and laughter and thankfulness to you, his parents, and the birthday boy ;D

  5. I am so going to remember “I’m Good!” It’s way better than “None of your business!”

  6. It’s great to see this little man “good”! Yep, he’s got his priorities straight. And “Many Happy Returns of the Day”! Love You, Little Man!

  7. So cute! I love the “I’m good!” 🙂

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