Monday, October 1, 2012

A Magical World

Sunday was a very rainy day around our house. It pretty much rained all day. We went to church and went and got some lunch then came home and never left again. It was one of those days where it's ok to wear pajamas and be lazy. However, those types of days are not very fun for my busy, active 2 year old. We spent the day watching some of his shows, playing with his trains, and he even helped me get some stuff done. Not really, but that's what he thought. :) He helped me cook dinner and he helped me do the dishes and do laundry. He actually is a pretty good helper.

Anyway, about mid-afternoon, he said "I wanna go out & play in the rain". My initial response was pretty normal I think: um no. But then I started thinking. My 2 year old thinks this world is a magical place. He sees magic in pretty much anything. The train that stops traffic and causes a major inconvenience to me brightens his day. The 18 wheeler we pass on the road causes him to exclaim "Look at that BIG truck!". Even putting the soap in the dishwasher and throwing clothes in the washing machine bring him such joy. Things that I think of as an inconvenience, he thinks of as fun and exciting. Fascinating. Magical. So, even though my adult brain thinks going outside in the rain and getting wet is absolutely absurd, his 2 year old brain thinks it is one of the most fun things you can do. I know that it won't be long until he's like the rest of us - he won't even want to go from the car to the house in the rain. So, I said ok. I put an old bathing suit and an old shirt on him and let him go. Don't worry, I stayed under the porch where it was dry. :) He loved it!

It made my heart so happy just watching the joy on his face. It reminded me that he doesn't really know anything bad that's happening in his world today. Life is happy and fun and well, magical. And I plan to keep it that way for as long as I can.

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