i often look at my two-and-a-half year old daughter and think about how easy and fun and carefree it is to be a kid. but there are also many things she needs to learn and deal with, being such a tiny person in such a big world. for example...
~ she may accidentally fall into the toilet after using it.
~ she may, unknowingly, wear her pants, shirt and underwear backward, all day long.
~ she might only know how to put her own jacket and/or sweatshirt on by putting it on the ground in front of her, upside down, and then sticking her arms into the sleeves and throwing it over her head. (do you all know this move???)
~ she may not yet be able to button her own clothes or tie her own shoes.
~ she might not, for the life of her, be able to figure out how to work a zipper. this might frustrate her to no end.
~ she might walk around all day with a permanent peanut butter and jelly smile.
~ she may not know quite how to deal with her emotions yet and so, often times, she may find herself bursting into tears and/or laughing maniacally for no reason.
~ she may talk and/or sing to herself.
~ she may talk and/or sing to inanimate objects.
~ she may often burst into song for no reason.
~ she might find herself running into furniture or just falling over. a lot.
~ her best friend might change daily, and it is usually some sort of stuffed animal or plush toy.
if she were an adult doing these things, people might think she was crazy or drunk or both! but she is just a kid, living her life and figuring out how the world works. it is an amazing and hilarious and awesome thing to witness. and, while it would definitely be fun and easy and carefree to be a kid again, i am certainly glad i no longer fall into the toilet after using it.
xoxo, nora bird