A butterfly is one thing on a piece of paper or on television, but when a child sees one for the first time and you’re there to experience it – it’s bliss all over again.
Whether you decide to ‘find’ a mountain, fly a kite, paint a table, wash the dishes or take a hike – with new eyes – the experience can be giddy.
Recently I gave my grandson the choice to 1) go to the playground or 2) take a hike (something he’s never done before) he chose the hike. And once he found his stride, the kid just flew up the trail! At the ripe age of 2 ½, he had the energy, excitement and ambition to just go. My huge smile stayed put the entire time as I discovered the art, beauty and thrill of hiking again for the first time.
There are going to be a bunch of “firsts” for him and I plan to be there for as many as possible. I’m young… all over again!