Today the Divine Miss Em graduates from Kindergarten. My husband and I take issue with the comment on her report card about how she is a quiet girl, but we are very proud and can’t believe that the baby we held at her brother’s kindergarten graduation, is graduating herself.
So in honor of DME, I am posting Robert Fulghum’s All I really needed to Know….
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In
by Robert Fulghum
Most of what I really need
To know about how to live
And what to do and how to be
I learned in kindergarten.
Wisdom was not at the top
Of the graduate school mountain,
But there in the sandpile at Sunday school.
These are the things I learned:
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life –
Learn some and think some
And draw and paint and sing and dance
And play and work everyday some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world,
Watch out for traffic,
Hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Happy Graduation Sweetie!