Sometimes I look at my children and I see aliens. Who are these beings? What makes them tick? Why is it that sometimes chocolate makes them exceedingly happy and other times it makes them sick to their stomachs? And why, oh why, do they have so much energy? Or perhaps, more importantly, how can I get some of that energy?

I am the older so doesn’t that mean I am the wiser? That’s what my parents used to tell me. Yet I learn so much from these little creatures that live in my house. Like for instance, did you know that it is possible to completely bend your body in half? Or that sleeping on the floor was an adventure? Or that it was possible to giggle for no apparent reason for hours on end? It seems I once knew these facts but perhaps the process of growing up has made me forget.