Installment #1: What My Toddler Has Taught Me About Adult Learning

For the first installment of “What My Toddler Has Taught Me About Adult Learning,” here is a little story that will either warm your heart or make your stomach churn.

A few weeks ago, Mac and I were talking about dinner on our drive home from school. The conversation went like this:

Me: Mac, what would you like for dinner tonight?

Mac: Pizza!

Me: What should we put on the pizza?

Mac: Peanut butter!

Me: What? You want to put peanut butter on your pizza?

Mac: And guacamole!

Me (almost gagging at the thought of such a pizza): And what else?

Mac:  Green beans!

Me: What else?

Mac: (pause) (pause) (pause)

Me: Anything else you’d like us to put on your pizza, Mac?

Mac: MILK!

The lesson?

Why not a peanut butter/ guacamole / green bean / milk pizza? I mean, seriously!!!

The real lesson?

We easily get stuck in ruts and thus we need new perspectives to challenge our thinking.

Thanks to lason on Flickr for making this image available for reuse.

I thus offer you this picture of a corn dog pizza with a challenge to try new things! You just might learn something!

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