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Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Shortest Distance to a Destination...

The shortest distance to a destination is a straight line, right? That may be true for all you geometry buffs, but it's certainly not the most interesting way to get somewhere.

For anyone with a child under the age of seven and over the age of three, try this experiment. Next time you walk somewhere, let your child lead and copy his or her every action. To do this you must have no inhibitions and not embarrass easily. You may need to climb a few walls, zig zag through poles, jump on top of something (anything really), jump back down, fall down to get a good roll in, pick up any loose object to place in your pocket, take a few flying leaps and sprint when there's really nothing else to do.

I had plenty to time to observe Cole traverse from one place to another during our trip last weekend. There's no doubt in my mind why he can eat three cheeseburgers a day and still weigh less than fifty pounds at the ripe old age of six.

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