Bumps and Tears

Life sure can be pretty painful.

We don’t acknowledge it but children sure do.

Somewhere between five and thirty-five times a day, children will bang the head, poke their eye, eat something nasty, trip, see a spider, shit themselves, stub their toe, get hungry, or walk into a door.

Then the tears. And the wailing.

That’s the first couple of hours of the day.

The first five years are pretty much solid failure for kids. Growing up and figuring out a body and society is tough.

But they always end up smiling again before too long.

Every day is filled with painful mistakes and we don’t learn very quickly.

But that doesn’t stop the giggles.