Words to Live By

As a parent there are things you know you have to teach, "chew with your mouth closed," or "look both ways before you cross the street." Then there are the things it doesn't occur to you to say. Things that leave you shaking your head in wonder. Like, "After you watch daddy burn trash in the metal can, don't put your face on it as soon as he walks away! If you do, it will leave a peeling, wrinkled, burn on your cheek." Or even this, "Don't use your face to check if something is hot." I'm just saying...

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