Jim Stevens in Men's Health Magazine had the following list in a recent article titled "10 Things Children Teach Their Fathers," but I think it probably applies equally to both parents.
1. It feels great to run and not worry about how fast or how far.
2. The only thing funnier than a fart joke is an actual fart. Bonus points if it's at the dinner table or in church (Editor's note, while I, personally, agree with this sentiment, my wife would strongly disapprove.)
3. Remember homework? Yeah, it sucks and kids have a lot more of it these days.
4. Compared with your kid, you were a moron at age 10. All that homework is paying off.
5. The only role models who have any actual impact are the ones at the dinner table.
6. Cookies taste better if you make them.
7. Dreams propel us forward. Even outlandish ones. Especially outlandish ones.
8. Genes are ridiculously powerful.
9. Your dad enjoyed wine for a good reason.
10. The world isn't screwed. Most kids are good. There are a lot of smart young people taking over our planet.
Again, enjoy the long weekend and go teach your kids something. You might learn a thing or two yourself.