“I think five is my favorite age,” my five-year-old told me over lunch today.
“Why?” I asked.
“I’m smarter than when I was four – and I don’t get as many time outs,” he said.
As the day has progressed I’ve thought that he may have hit upon some good criteria for evaluating the year.
Am I smarter than I was a year ago? Definitely. We learn a lot from just living life, reading and interacting with people. But I have also intentionally studied in order to improve in a few areas.
Do I need less correction than I did a year ago? This one’s not so easily measured, but I think so.
Leave it to kids to help us put things in perspective.
How are you evaluating the year that has just passed?