Every child is different. That’s clear simply by watching them being received into daycare every morning. Some run in with excitement, some quietly comply, and my son is a wild card. Some days, he is more than happy to step in, remove his hat and jacket, wash his hands, and begin playing. Other days, I stand in the door of the classroom forever waiting for him to decide that daycare is going to make his agenda for the day. In those moments of extreme patience, I realize that I’ve learned so much.
His birthday is in May. Here are 22 lessons I’ve learned with my son that I think might help someone on their journey.