Life Lesson #2413: Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk… Play In It!

A phrase I frequently hear [but rarely employ] is “Don’t cry over spilled milk.”  Well, today as I was picking up breakfast, one of my wee ones asked for a cup of milk.  I obliged, turned my back, and the next thing I heard was a merry splashing and giggling coming from the table.  Three guesses as to what was happening.Well, suffice it to say that I was the one that did the crying over the spilled milk.  But about five seconds after sharply reprooving my child for playing in her beverage, [yes, I know that’s my son in the picture, she ran away with hurt feelings and refused comment] I quickly had the phrase spring to mind, with the addendum:

“This also applies to you.”

That had never occurred to me before… that the one crying might not have been the one to do the spilling, and that THAT shouldn’t happen either.  After all, it’s just milk, right?

So, life lesson learned.  If a little milk spills, it’s okay to laugh and play in it before cleaning it up.

What little tidbits has life taught you lately?

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