I love it when quotes just come naturally – or from the kids.
When kids think of something on their own, they do OWN it and it really sticks.
Although, they didn’t think of this one on their own, we laughed so much about it, and then they requested it to be “quote of the week” this week, so I know it will stick a bit more. And it’s an oldie, but goodie.
Here’s a little background story about how it came to be quote of the week:
I was trying to squeeze in a little “teaching moment” one morning.
We were summarizing what we had just read, and I was sharing (they might say “lecturing”) with them how history always repeats itself and we actually do benefit from learning from history.
So, I quoted:
“Wise people learn from their mistakes. Wiser people learn from other people’s mistakes”.
There. Perfect little way to sneak in a good quote. Good piece of advice for you kids – so learn from me.
Then Zach piped in:
“Wiser-er people don’t make mistakes”.
Touche, my boy. Touche.
We all laughed at that. So, that is our quote:
“Wise people learn from their mistakes. Wiser people learn from other people’s mistakes. Wiser-er people don’t make mistakes”.