Advice From a Three Year Old

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I don't want to boast, but I just got invited to one of the most exclusive events of this winter. Hell, probably of all of 2014. I'm talking about this.

When this invite arrived in the mail nearly a week ago my heart almost burst right through my chest I was so damn excited.  I'm not kidding you, this party will be the who's who of Norfolk, Nebraska's YMCA/Gobbs-of-Fun play group. And to think I got invited. I had hoped I would make the list, but I just wasn't for sure you know? Knox has a big circle of friends.

So I'm heading back to Nebraska for a quick trip this weekend to celebrate his birthday. I wanted to write him a post full of advice but what kind of advice can you offer to someone who already has it all figured out?

This photo of my family pretty much says everything about Knox you need to know.

So instead of me sharing advice with Knox, I asked Knox to share some advice with me. And this is what he gave me...

1. Never wear pants. They're itchy and they hurt.

2. Always ask for another hotdog.

3. A bed time ritual should take at least two hours, never any less.

4. When in doubt just scream.

5. Dance like no one is watching. But if no one is actually watching freak out and scream "watch me" until they do watch.

6. Be nice to baby sister. Until she gets annoying then push her away.

7. Be careful of doors, they try to eat your fingers.

8. Always be honest with your feelings, if you don't like someone you should tell them immediately.

9. Dogs are best for riding and tail grabbing.

10. And most importantly, love hard and live free. And never ever go down for a nap willfully.

Happy 3rd birthday, kid! Can't wait to celebrate on Friday!

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  1. What a wise little cutie! Hope you all have fun!


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  2. I just realized... I think I've been living life wrong this whole time. Thanks for setting me straight and happy birthday, little bud!

  3. haha too cute! happy birthday buddy

  4. Aww, happy birthday to this little cutie! It's awesome how he and (grandpa?) are the only two not jumping, like "we're way too cool for that!"

  5. Never wear pants. Through some sort of toddler esp Knox seems to have conveyed that message to my daughter who will only wear leggings now. Jeans hurt her.

  6. Lol this is the cutest thing I've seen all day - congrats on the invitation, YOU'RE IN! Have a great trip to Nebraska :) save me some cake -Iva

  7. So cute and great advice! He is a wise one! Number 5 is the best one!

  8. Ok this is hilarious. SO FUNNY!!

  9. I completely agree on the never wear pants advice....unfortunately I don't think my work place would appreciate no pants and a long college tshirt....which is my basic uniform the minute I get home from work. That last picture of him is priceless. Happy Bday to that little stud!

  10. Okay, he is the cutest. I love all the advice - made me smile today :)

  11. So funny and so true!! I saw my son in so many of those!!

  12. This is too funny. I live my life around Advice #2. I will ALWAYS want another hotdog.

    xo Denise

  13. haha yes, man 3 year old have it all figured out: dancing, no pants wearing, honesty with feelings. it's all true.

  14. it seems like he's got the right approach. how do i get him to work for me?

  15. Truer words were never written. Rock on, kid!

  16. Wow, I clearly need to reevaluate my life! Maybe I'll do this happiness project style- one resolution per month! I think I'll start with the pants.

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  17. that was adorable. i am so glad i am not the only one who blogs about my nephews!

  18. Haha love it and he's just plain adorable. Not to mention has the wisdom of a 4 year old! This kid is goin places ;)

  19. You might officially have the cutest nephew. And he gives damn good advice, too!

  20. I like all of these EXCEPT for 10. Naps are heaven and #10 is blasphemy. Someone needs to wash his mouth out with soap. ;)

  21. Ha ha he is too cute! Love his advice, except on the naps front.. I kind of really love naps :D