Universal truths I've learned from babies
» Messes have value.
» No matter how complicated life seems, if you're cranky it's almost always because you're actually tired or hungry.
» Emotional pain is worse than physical pain.
» Break a problem down into infinitesimally small pieces to make it easier to solve.
» We may hate boundaries but appropriate ones make us feel safer and thus ultimately give us more freedom.
» The texture and timing of bowel movements are way more important to our health and wellbeing than we give them credit for.
» You can always find a way to make something fun. And if you can't, it's probably not worth doing.
» Things are 'no' (i.e. forbidden) because they are dangerous, fragile or not yours.
» Wear your cutest clothes now because you won't fit into them later.
» It is natural to feel like a material object (a toy, a house) is part of you and to feel upset when it is lost.
» Staying somewhere where you can't learn/experience anything new is BORING and makes you want to cry.
» Never give up.
» Farting noises are always hilarious.