Whenever I look at my little ones, I marvel at the imagination coursing through their tiny minds. “What are they thinking right at this moment?” I ask myself multiple times throughout the day. I often wish that I could go back to that time, when perception is broad and the possibilities are completely and utterly endless. Anything is possible.
While my oldest was away at camp yesterday, I took some extra time to simply sit back and observe my tiny three year old daughter. I heard clinking sounds echoing down the hallway, so I followed the sound to find this beautiful girl, decked out in a mermaid costume. When I entered the room she didn’t know I was there. She just continued to tinker way in “her” kitchen, picking up various utensils, humming and speaking quietly to herself in the lilting tones of a young child.
After a bit of time passed, she noticed me standing in the threshold. She looked at me with beaming eyes, held out a kettle and said, “Mommy, I am making egg pie with blueberries and lemon. It is going to be soooo yummy!”
Yes, yummy indeed my little one. Such imagination. Such creativity. Such a precious being standing right in front of my eyes, in a world all her own.