Imagine what it feels like to see the world, & every little thing around you, with fresh eyes; every single day.
To embrace each day like it promises to be one great big grand adventure! If you are going on 2, this is an everyday occurrence!
Recently, I was invited to spend such a day with a precious little Sweet Pea. She is the granddaughter of a very dear friend of mine, and the daughter to a wonderful young mom who holds a very special place in my heart. Because Nana lives far away, every now & again I am called upon to be a stand in Nana.
Of course, I am only too happy to oblige.
When seeing the world through a 2 year old’s eyes, you are reminded of what it feels like to explore & to play! From the moment you open your eyes, the adventure begins. There is delight in every little thing!
While making some attempt at taming her adorable wispy locks flowing freely every which way on her head, Sweet Pea chattered away excitedly, pointing out everything in sight. Her books, her bears, her new bed, the suitcase that is packed because she is going to visit Nana very soon. It was if everything had magically floated into her room & she was seeing it all for the very first time.
After donning a fresh diaper & some clothes, I asked her if she would like to go outside for a walk. One would have thought I had just offered to transport her to some exotic place in a land far, far away. Grabbing for my hand to assist her down the stairs, she jibbered away in some animated foreign language only known to 2 years olds.
After a round of victorious shouts when her tiny little feet finally made their way in, she stood silently & without protest as we lathered her up with sunscreen.
Donning her sun hat & plopping her into her stroller, she patiently waited while I attempted to figure out the elaborate seatbelt system to secure her little self in place. Realising that I had forgotten something she announced, GASSES!! Right, even I got that one…glasses!
Sunglasses now in place, we packed up our snacks & our juice & we made our way to the park. Along the way, we were greeted with a cornucopia of sightings. Cars, birds, bugs, sand, grass, all miraculously appearing before our very eyes.
As the park came into view, once again, Sweet Pea was elated as she waited to be unleashed in to the new enchanted land before her.
Giggling like the little girls that we were, we happily stretched our toes high to the sky on the swing set, intermittently belting out rounds of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Moving to the slide area, we found a spellbinding pile of woodchips, just beckoning for us to dig in them.
What better place to do some building than the surface of a slide!
Giggling with dizziness from running around a pole soon causes all of your troubles to just swirl away in the air!
So, the next time you are feeling a little melancholy or perhaps a little jaded about the world, I would highly recommend a good dose of Going On 2 therapy! You will most likely find yourself exhausted by the end of your therapy session, but it is worth the exertion to be reminded of the magical world in which we live.
Thank you, Sweet Pea, for so willingly sharing your love & your contagious enthusiasm. Seeing the world through your eyes is soothing to my soul. ♥
Love & Kisses,
Your stand in Nana♥