Like a Child
My sister called me last week and said that my niece had something exciting she wanted to tell me. I fully expected to hear, “I’m going to be a big sister!”
Instead, I heard, “I got M&Ms!” As much as I love M&Ms, I have to admit, I was slightly disappointed.
“Tell her how you earned the M&Ms,” my sister prompted.
“I went poopy in the potty!” I could hear the excitement in her voice.
I’m not sure if she was more thrilled about the M&Ms or the accomplishment. Either way, I love that she’s so enthralled with such simple things – chocolate candies and potty training.
One of my friends told me about a similar experience with her niece. The two-year old walked to a window, looked out, noticed a bird and said, “Hello, Mr. Robin. How are you today?”
I love that she can see something as simple as a bird and want to interact with it.
I can’t tell you the last time I talked to a bird. But I’m guessing I said something like, “Get out of my way, or I’m going to hit you with my car, Bird!”
Their childish innocence and enthusiasm for life is precious. As adults, we often overlook the small things that children are just learning to experience and enjoy. Perhaps we could learn a thing or two from the two-year-olds of the world.
“I tell you the truth, unless you become like a child, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 18:3