Walking Ari to school in the morning during spring makes me slow down.
He looks at this yellow ball and the bright sun.
Ari – “Amma, If I throw up this yellow ball, will it touch that yellow sun?”
Me – “We won’t know until you try. So, why don’t you try?”
He points to the snails and the rollie-pollies on the ground.
Ari – “Amma, stop! Don’t step on that rollie-pollie. He is going to school just like me.”
Me – “Ok, Ok…I will be careful.”
He points to the tulips and the roses.
Ari – “Amma, can I open up that unopened tulip? I want to help it.”
Me – “No, let us wait for it to bloom by itself.”
He points to the green rolling hills, clear blue sky and the chirping birds.
Ari – “Amma, LOOK…LOOK..there is a humming bird.”
Me – “Where? Where? Oh! I missed it.”
The joys of looking at the world through a 4.75 years old’s eyes…it never ends.
I hope you are slowing down to smell the roses and enjoying spring in its full glory.