It's not a lengthy list and certainly not comprehensive. It's just a random list of things I've learned or relearned.
1. Emptying laundry baskets is difficult. I don't understand why, but there they sit baskets filled with clean clothes. People walk in, choose what they need and walk out leaving the rest behind. I have even seen a few naked males walk in and retrieve clothing. It's a flawed system I am still trying to fix.
2. Little boys have too much time on their hands. For example hand sanitizer was added to the soil of the seedling pots of our new indoor herb garden and then little holes were dug in the middle of the pots. Why no one seems to know? I hope the seedlings survive.
3. I am getting old. I needed my daughter could translate "decepticon" for me in the latest Transformer movie (which was not very good). There were points in the movie that I had no idea who was the good transformer and who was the bad, even with their crazy language and symbols. It was confusing and as I'm reminded by a few children, I'm practically ancient.
5. "It wasn't me" is a participating member of our home. The Christmas tree was pulled down, thankfully no one was hurt. Quite a few ornaments were destroyed. "It wasn't me" was the only reply from the little boy caught running from the room. An angel from a nativity was broken, no one claims to know anything about it. I never did find the head, but I now know who to blame.
8. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can see the end and it still mocks me. Daily I find a diaper lying around and a naked bottom streaking through the room. (We also have a nudity issue that needs to be addressed)
10. There is great power in music. One Sunday a few years ago, we arrived at sacrament meeting and there was nothing listed on the program. The Bishop explained that the meeting would be conducted much like fast and testimony meeting, with the exception that rather than bearing testimony we would be allowed to come and share a hymn, why it was important to us and as a congregation we would sing a verse of the hymn. It was a very touching meeting.
We decided late in the year when other attempts at a success scripture study had failed, that we sing more together as a family. It's been a lovely experience. It's something everyone can participate in and it's added immensely to our scripture study.