Sunday, March 04, 2007

Grand Children

We have two of our grandchildren (My Sons) here with us this weekend.

Went and picked them up Saturday morning for a two day stay. A twooo dayyy tour.
They are great kids and like all of them between the ages of 7 and 9 full of questions, and so full of energy that they tire us out completely. But it is a joy to see how much they have grown and the things they have learned.

It's when you have grandchildren that you can see some of the unconscious lessons that your own children learned at your feet. And some that you're not too proud that they learned. Because somehow, unless they have given it some serious thought on their own, even if they don't really want to, they teach what they themselves have learned.

Many lessons that you wish you could go back and teach are too late, because you've only just learned them yourselves, or your children saw your actions before you learned that particular lesson, and can't see the change you hope is in you now.

I've often thought how nice it would be, if we could pass on the lessons we've learned to our children at birth, so they wouldn't have to go thru the experiences we did in order to learn from them. I mean how nice if children were born knowing everything we know, at a young age, and could then build upon that knowledge to grow to greater and greater heights of achievement. Imagine where we would be by now. Surely off this planet and to the stars.

On the other hand, many times I look at all the lessons we go thru and don't learn a damned thing from it. People are still greedy, envious, hateful, hurtful, stupid in large groups and in general no better that the worst among us as a whole. I know , you and I are not like that.......

.,...or are we?

What lessons do you wish your children could learn, before reality bites a big ol' chunk of their ass off?

2 comments:

Carolyn said...

How true, how true. I see this in my children and grandchildren all the time. But what a joy they are to me. Love ya brother.

kdzu said...

Right back at you Sis. Now that you're out of hiding, come back again.