This a sort of amendment to "What I Have Taught My Children." While I am the parent and am put in authority over my babies, they teach me so much. I thought that it only fitting to let you know what they teach me, and give them the credit for things they don't even know they do.
-I don't care if the house is clean, but I do care if you sit and read at least one book to me
-It makes no difference if you are dressed, showered, or stink to high heaven, but it does make a difference if you hug me and kiss me, even when I don't expect it
-I don't notice the things you accomplish, but I notice when you help me accomplish things
-I don't care if you don't wear make-up when we go out, but I care when you take me anywhere with you
-I don't care if you're really, really tired, but I care when you cuddle me when I'm tired
-It makes no difference if your hair is very dirty, but I love to play with it anyway
-It doesn't matter if a spoonful of peanut butter is what's for dinner, but it does matter that when you draw me, you MUST draw my shoes, too