Attended a camp-out with our pre-school a couple weekends ago – Miles’ first night in a tent, marshmallow roasts, hikes, lovely time. Bedtime was interesting — watching and hearing other families’ bedtime rituals in nearby tents. One little guy was melting down for one of those unfathomable reasons only other three-year-olds could possibly understand, and I overheard his father talking him down:
“Hey. Life is easy.”
It struck me as the most elegant, understandable introduction to The Tao you could possibly give a child.