To be both self absorbed and empathetic to those around you. To not understand what self consciousness is.
To just live wholly, fully, freely.
Scene 1: Lunch time
It’s summer which means if it’s not raining I make the kids eat outside. Less sweeping, the chipmunks get the crumbs, it’s a win win. I set up PBGirl’s lunch outside and send her out and I go inside to make PBboy’s and tend to PBbaby. We have neighbors on either side and behind us, several are outside, one of the houses has workers working on it.
“Oh I Love my Pigger!”
“I loooooooovvvvvvvvve my Pigger! I love my pigger!”
She sings out a the top of her lungs.
“He knows my name, God knows my name!”
She keeps belting out a line here or there from a VBS songs, from her own made up songs. She sings from the heart, loud and proud like no one is watching, like no one can hear. I stand and watch her for a minute and my heart swells. I don’t even like eating alone and here is my baby girl belting out songs without a care in the world. I say a quick pray that she always remains so carefree.
Scene 2: Quick Target run
We have no time. I mean really no time. We are having people over for a party in little over and hour and we are short on chocolate ice cream the main (and necessary) ingredient in the dessert. Hubs is already working on the pork and PBboy and PBbaby are napping so I grab PBgirl and say you can come with but we have to be super fast.
“Okay! Super fast! Like Dash!”
We zip off to the store and when we are getting out of the car she is lip chewing nervous.
“Can we get a cart mommy? I can’t walk super fast”
Sigh. I could have gotten upset, made her walk. We were only going in for 2 cartons of ice cream. Our Target however is the size of a football field I knew it wouldn't be fast to let her walk. So I put her in a shopping cart, and than I blew her mind.
I pushed the cart faster and faster, running behind it while her hair blew in the wind and she giggled. Then I jumped up and rode the cart down the sidewalk. She giggled with glee and said
“Wow Mommy! Going fast is your super power!”
Oh to be four and see the world full of song and super powers. I pray she never looses it and that I can live more like her.
Simply seeing the world through a 4year olds eyes, that’s my Simple Moment, Bigger Picture this week. What’s yours?
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