9 Things My Parents Taught Me
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9 Things My Parents Taught Me

They are the best teachers I could ever ask for.

9 Things My Parents Taught Me
Amy Beck

I am forever grateful for the many lessons I have learned throughout my life from my parents. I will never be able to list all of the things they have taught me, but a few things in particular have been on my mind lately.

1. Always bring chap-stick with you.

You or someone else will always end up needed some.

2. If you're trying to get across Logan, take Second East instead of Main Street.

It goes all the way through town, but has less traffic.

3. Potholes form because water gets into the cracks in the road, then freezes and expands.

I asked my dad about potholes years ago and I have never forgotten exactly how he explained it.

4. When properly wrapping a present, you never need as much tape as you think you do.

After years of training, I finally started to remember that the tape didn't need to be any longer than my thumb.

5. When cooking bacon, lower heat is better.

It may make you wait longer, but it's worth it in the long run.

6. Always reapply sunscreen.

You'll never regret it. Especially if you're as pale as I am.

7. Hot chocolate is always better with milk.

It's way better than warm chocolate water.

8. You can do hard things.

My parents have told me this my whole life. You're capable of much more than you think you are.

9. Family takes priority.

Family always comes first for me. My parents have emphasized family unity my whole life.

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