Looking at life through the eyes of a child, brings a whole new perspective to things. They see a very different view than us adults. First of all things that they see are much taller to them. Their little size makes the ratio of small to big completely different. And that which an adult passes over as nothing - is a delightful event to a child.
Have you ever went back to the house you were raised in and found the size of it completely different than when you remembered? 'It's so small' you might say. Or found a old favorite toy again later as an adult, only to see it as tattered and not at all as beloved as you once thought it to be? The reality of an adult is not same as the view point of a child. The child sees the house as huge - and the favorite toy as wonderful
Gracie wants to fit in my shoes, but not to wear them - just to play with! So she dreams up a new use for them that is fun for her. These are now ankle warmers. And she walks around in them acting silly but enjoying the moment. I never thought about my house slippers being 'fun'. They are just something to wear in the mornings. Right?
And when she is done laughing at herself - she heads into my closet looking for more goodies to play with. Finding a collar she comes out with a new hat! Look MiMi I am a princess! And her joy at playing dress up increases. I somehow missed this new use for the collar.
And finding my fluffy slippers she has now arranged in the very instant to be a cheer leader and she stomps around clapping her slippers and waving them at us. I sure have never enjoyed these like this before!
The animal print slippers are now arm bands and the white fluffy ones are now a muff to wear over her hands. She is the entertainment for us all with 2 pair of house slippers and a collar. And as she finds new uses for each of these, her enjoyment increases along with her laughter.
Simple? Easy? No complications, no expense, no political do's or don'ts, no tip toes, no problems, no people issues, - just simple life through the eyes of a child enjoying living, and laughing.
How can I make her thought processes my own today and turn my footsteps into joy and my actions into enjoyment.