After paying close attention to my first-graders, I have learned that these six and seven year-olds hold a wealth of knowledge. In fact, here are some of life's real lessons that I have culled from my observations of these little ones in action.
Pitching a fit wont fix anything, but it sure is fun!
When in doubt, suck your thumb (or other digit of preference).
Your birthday trumps anything. You shouldn't have to do anything on your birthday.
If you don't know what to do, either draw on something or don't do anything at all.
If you don't know the answer to a question that's posed to you, point to yourself and say, "You mean me, (insert teacher's name here)?"
Anytime is a good time to crawl under a desk.
If you're unsure of something, poke it with a sharp pencil.
Almost anything can be eaten, whether it's edible or not.
Stickers and stamps have magical powers. They make the world go round.
Band-Aids fix anything that hurts. No wound is too small for a Band-aid.
Your neighbor always has better markers (dry erase or permanent), crayons, pencils, highlighters or erasers than you do.
Anytime's a good time to dig for gold (you know what I mean). A kid's got to do what a kid's got to do!
And my favorite? Easy... There's no problem too big or complex that you can't hide from it in the bathroom!