Broccoli and Burritos
Thursdays nights are for swim lessons. I teach for fun at the local YMCA. Sometimes though, like tonight, I’m the one who’s taught — or reminded of — the important lessons of life.
Mateo is my four-year-old energetic curly-haired student. We were practicing our kicking by “racing” each other across the pool. I was letting him win, because, well… it’s kinda mean to beat a pre-schooler. As I was feigning defeat, the conversation went like this:
Me: “How are you going so fast?”
Mateo: “Because I ate my vegetables today”
Me: “Oh? What type of vegetables did you eat?”
Mateo : ” Broccoli!!”
Me: “Oh! Do you like broccoli?”
Mateo: “Yes. I had it for lunch. What did you eat for lunch?”
Me: “I had a burrito”
Mateo (matter-of-factly): “Burritos aren’t very healthy. You’d swim faster if you ate broccoli.”
Alas. There’s nothing like a four-year-old telling you the brutal honest truth. But what can I say? He’s right. After all, Robert Fulgham did say that all I need to know I learned in kindergarten.
Posted on January 14th, 2010 by Ryan
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