My little boy is at that lovely curious stage. Every two minutes -”what’s that mummy?” He will ask it for EVERYTHING whether he knows the answer or not!
So yet again today he pointed and asked “what’s that” to an elderly gentleman in one of those motorised buggy/wheelchairs.
I was trying to think of a word for a “motorised wheelchair” that a two year old would understand. However the 5 seconds I took over this was too long apparently and he answered his own question. “It’s a man!”
Yes of course he’s a man. My two year old saw straight past the vehicle he needed to get about and saw the person.
So lesson learned for today! I swear that boy is wiser than me sometimes.
Pretty revealing isn’t it?
We, the so-called grownups, tend to complicate things and let the extraneous stuff get in the way of our really seeing the meaningful stuff.
Seeing with the eyes of a child simply means move past the meaningless stuff (you know, all those ultimately inconsequential things that’ve we’ve given meaning to) and see what’s really important.
Keep that in mind when you’re answering your child’s questions this week. You’ll increase the odds of giving them an meaningful answer.