Saturday, September 12, 2009

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

My daughter started school this week. She's now in Senior Kindergarten. On the first day, she came home with some documents. I just figured it was the routine info. from the teacher etc. In the stack, the teacher included the poem "All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten", by Robert Fulghum.

I'm not too sure how old this poem is, but I remember reading it years ago and it put a smile on my face. I will be putting this poem on my fridge. It's a good reminder and proves that things needn't be so complicated.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten
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 sand pile at Sunday school.

These are the things I learned:

Share everything.
Play fair.
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

All the best,