One of the joys of having a child is that you are forced to appreciate moments. To stick your head above the busyness of the daily grind and be present…even if just for a moment.
For me, it seems that many of these moments occur during periods of discovery. Times when the little inner scientist inside my kids comes out and leads them to a discovery, to something they hadn’t noticed, done, or considered before. For example:
- A couple weeks ago, my son discovered that, with just a little support from his daddy, he could pluck out on the piano the melody to the new song he learned at school.
- Last week, my son discovered that if he sat down on the large pile of snow and pushed his way to the ground, eventually the snow would compact to form a snow-slide.
- This morning, my daughter discovered that, if she folds the placement in a U-shape and stands it on it’s side, it won’t fall over.
One commonality between these examples is that they involved PLAY. These little bursts of discovery were a direct result of fearless creativity and exploration. They serve as a reminder to me that I should not only notice and appreciate being present, but should also remember to stick my head above the computer every once in a while and allow myself to explore, experience, and create.
Then see what child-like discoveries of my own emerge.