November 25, 2017
Enjoy the Journey
The world through the eyes of a 2 year old is amazing.
He spies Daddy cutting strawberries for a pie! Lucas yells “yeah! Yummy strawberries! Red berries! I eat?” and half of the strawberries destined for pie filling instead fill Lucas’ tummy.
On the way to Grandma’s house, 2 year old boy yells, “Mom! Look! Big trucks! One! Two! Three! Four-Five Big Trucks!” (Everything from his mouth comes in two volumes: mouse-whisper or top-of-the-lungs yell )
Sometimes he helps me to slow down and enjoy the things I often take for granted… like time. It’s easy to find fun in the chore when you share the wonder of a 2-year-old. For instance: An attempt to transfer toddler chickens from one pen to another and they excitedly hop-fly off in all directions yelling “FREEDOM!” Lucas giggle-screams and chases them around. This turns the frustration into laughter and a lesson on counting as they scurry over to the day pen and wait for us to lift them in where the food is. “One-two-three-four-five-six-seven-eight!” Lucas screams it all together as if it was a single word.
Lucas finds wonder and excitement in everything. From washing dishes (he always wants to help) to being stopped by a train (one-two-three-four-five-six trains!), everything is fun. Sometimes he helps remind me to enjoy life as it is presented to me. Goals (finishing the dishes) and plans (getting to the produce market before it closes) are good, but enjoying the journey is just as important.
Stopped in slow traffic turns into “Dance Party in the Car” and the backseat is bouncing to “Pink Shoelaces” and “Rockin Robin” (two favorite oldies). Lucas spots birds and shouts to tell everyone. Rebeccah looks in her book and gives their names. Taking in this special time is part of me slowing down and enjoying the journey.
I hope you join me in enjoying the journey today.
Thanks for reading!
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