This is the advice you wouldn’t expect from a five-year-old.
After an exchange between this young boy and his mother, Gwenyth Todebush, she posted it on Twitter and was surprised by the responses. She wasn’t expecting tens of thousands of people to see the post.
Todebush started by explaining the circumstance of the post. She explained that she was getting ready for a parent-teacher meeting and shared with her son that she was nervous about it. Her son told her that he was always nervous so he knew what to do.
The boy described seven pieces of advice for his mother on the way to his school.
The first one is, “You gotta say your affirmations in your mouth and your heart. You say, ‘I am brave of this meeting!’ , ‘I am loved!’, ‘I smell good!’ And you can say five or three or ten until you know it.”
The second one is, “You gotta walk big. You gotta mean it. Like Dolly on a dinosaur. Because you got it.”
The third one is, “Never put a skunk on a bus.” (I don’t quite understand this one.)
The fourth one is “Think about the donuts of your day! Even if you cry a little, you can think about potato chips!”
The fifth one is “You gotta take a deep breath and you gotta do it again.”
The sixth one is “Even if it’s a yucky day, you can get a hug.”
And the seventh one is “Don’t get distracted and your feet will stay on the sidewalk and not too full of snow.”
This young boy is really smart. I think there is a lot to be learned from this little boy. He has some great advice to give that will help a lot of us out. Many people enjoyed the young boy’s advice.
Todebush exclaimed that she never would have expected to have so many people to respond. The tweet has over 94,000 likes.
She had said in an interview with Good Morning America, “I think stuff kids say resonates with people so often because we as adults have so much that we know and think about, but when we hear it simplified through a child’s lens, it’s easier to find the distilled heart of what matters. And kids are humans doing the same emotional work that adults do, they’re just often better at it.”