The other day I was teaching my younger daughter how to measure flour, and the difference between baking soda and baking powder. I got thinking about the things every kid should learn while still under a parent’s tutelage. I thought I’d start a list. In no particular order, here we go…
All kids should learn how to
1. Sew on a button.
2. Do laundry.
4. Make an appointment (and keep it).
5. Iron a shirt.
6. Scramble eggs.
7. Lose – and win – gracefully.
8. Accept a compliment.
9. Pack a suitcase.
10. Write a thank you note.
11. Make small talk, as in an elevator, or when waiting in line.
12. Read a bank statement.
13. Plant a garden.
14. Offer a small speech of thanks or a toast.
15. Look at the fine print.
I think that gives me enough to work on for now. What’s on your list?