Have you ever just sat there pondering (what mother gets time to do that – ha JJ) what it must be like for a child to see and learn everything for the first time?
Today we were driving to my husbands work in the city for lunch & Elijah (my eldest) began to ask a bunch of questions (as per usual). Sometimes I get frustrated at all the talking & to be honest sometimes even zone out.
Today it was chats about all things in the city – skyscrapers, cranes, bridges & carousels. As we drove past a few workers fixing the road, Elijah asked me what was going on and I said briefly “road works”. He then replied “what is it”? I realised I probably made no sense at all and tried to explain it in terms he could understand. So I said “those men are working on the road – its called road works”, Elijah then said, “Oh I will remember that” and he sounded like he was very pleased.
It was at that moment I realised, he is seeing things for the first time – all the time and how easily I can often discount his questions because I don’t feel up to answering them. I began to imagine it being like a blind man who sees for the first time and how amazing and exciting that would be!
I want to remember that kids are on a learning journey and I get to be part of this wonderful experience of seeing our world through the eyes of a child.
Encouragement of the week:
If you are feeling tired I pray you have the strength to keep on going, giving the best you can to your kids.
Hope you have a great week.