From time-to-time people (the ones who live in my head)
will say to me; “Four amazing kids, awesome marriage, cool career, and a wildly popular (again in my head) blog, how DO you do it?”
To that I simply reply… The Tao of Nuggets. So what exactly is a Tao? Simple wisdom. A code. Tao roughly translates as “path” or “way”. And the way of the Nuggets, reads something like this:
Like the moth to flame, dirty socks are drawn to the living room floor. No amount of reasoning will save the moth her life or the mom her sanity. Consider the socks as decor.
Attempting to reason with a teenager is much like trying to coax Shakespeare from a rock. Abandon such fruitless endeavors and seek reason in the Starbucks cafe within Barnes and Noble.
Upon every meal a little ketchup (or ranch) will fall. So cook what you like, they will simply drown their food anyway.
Breathe deep. Let it go. Uncork it.
Life is a story told in moments. Don’t skip pages.
Always keep a bag packed. Be ready when your chance to runaway from home comes.
Plucking facial hair is Zen.
They are watching you. Don’t let them think that life is such serious business.
What’s your Tao?