he said, standing on one leg and smiling in my direction
(just to be sure that I saw him)
His child care provider
didn't look up
but continued preparing his morning snack as he then announced...
"and I can do the other leg too"
I smiled back at him and marveled
that this three-year-old boy claimed to have already mastered what takes years to learn
Balance: [bal'ens] noun, verb
an instrument used to weigh something
the difference between the debits and credits of an account
to keep oneself steady
to make equal and stable
to compensate for
And as she finished preparing snack
he climbed into the chair at the end of the table
and ate without a care
as I quietly wondered how he had managed to find balance
(when balance seems to just keep escaping me)
Tonight I wanted to have dinner with a grieving friend,
but instead I had...
fourth grade math homework
fourth grade oral book report on "Comets"
sixth grade math homework
sixth grade science fair project
(and of course I still had to manage to find the time to type up this lesson)
my priorities are often a jumbled mess
but when tonight's fourth grade math review instructed my daughter to...
"Use the appropriate action for the appropriate problem"
I realized that this too is a lesson in balance
because there comes a time in life when we all must learn to
find the lowest common denominator and
all while showing our work
And the math does not get any easier if we do not...
these basic fundamentals
Balance will not keep escaping me
I was reminded by
(and a fourth grade math review)
a lesson in balance
Click to read... A Lesson from Peter