Parenting is filled with several precarious moments.. like the one I have today morning.
Remember your long forgotten wonder?
The wonder you felt when you put that sea shell or conch close to your ears and you heard the sound of the ocean waves?
The wonder you felt when you brought the sea shell or conch home and the sound of the ocean waves still persisted?
And, brought back memories of that beautiful sunny and playful day on the beach?
That is the wonder that Ari is enjoying at this moment.
That is the wonder that he wants to share with me.
Should I let science win? Or wonder win?
My rational mind wants to educate him about why is it that he can hear the sound of the ocean waves.
My better self catches me right when I am about to blurt out the science behind the sound.
I find myself crouching down to his level.
I let him put the conch on my ears.
And, like a child, I pretend to marvel at how the ocean waves followed the conch.
I see his eyes twinkle.
I let my eyes twinkle back at him.
Today, I let wonder win.
Because, I realize science will win with him sooner than I want it to.
In case your wondering (pun intended) about the ocean waves that persist, here is why: http://
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