Why Not Turn the Whole World Upside Down?

by Abby on July 10, 2013

Grownups. We’re so dense sometimes. And we take ourselves sooo seriously. We’re all, “Let’s try approaching our problems from another direction.” Or, “I read this fascinating article in Yoga Journal about how inversions are really beneficial for your cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.” Meanwhile, our kids are doing this:

Eating upside down

Eating upside down. Why not?

Reading upside down

Reading upside down

Even sleeping upside down. Yeah, I don’t know which way is up in this picture either.

Boys sleeping upside down and tangled up

Kids. They’re so brilliant sometimes.

TUNE O’ THE DAY: This post wouldn’t be complete without a soundtrack — Jack Johnson’s theme from the Curious George movie, “Upside Down,” of course.

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Angie Mizzell July 15, 2013 at 9:18 am

This is the best. And that JJ song cued in my mind as soon as I read the title. It’s so true, we do all this research and analyzing to discover things we’ve known all along, since we were kids.


Aditi October 2, 2014 at 10:08 am

… Oy with the “world is ending beusace people can’t spell” complaints, people! Spelling is a talent, not a skill, in my opinion-some can do it, some can’t – it doesn’t map to intelligence. Also, written language is meant to represent spoken language – both forms change.I agree that correct spelling (or the lack of it) is not automatically a indictor of intelligence but poor spelling and grammar come across as ignorant and/or careless, particularly in a professional capacity. I am not a natural speller – it is something I find difficult, especially if I am writing by hand as opposed to typing, but I *know* that I don’t spell well, so I have made the effort to learn the correct spelling of words whcih I need regularly, and when I am writing something important (business letters, notices etc) I take the time and trouble to check spellings where necessary.Spellign is much easier for some people than others, but (for almost everyone)it can be learned, and incorrect spelling, whetehr on a ‘professional’ cake or in a business communication, looks sloppy, and implies ignorance or carelessness or both.I don’t think the world is coming to an end, and of course spelling and use of words both change over time, but if someone has ordered and paid for a cake they have a reasonable expectation that it will be in line with the generally accepted correct spelling.If you order a professional prduct, you expect it to be produced professionally.


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