I photographed my son on Sunday in the most childlike way.
How are these related? I was thinking, we are always telling children to grow up (I tell some adults too, I must admit) and then we get sad and nostalgic when our babies aren’t babies anymore, its depressing when they start to lose that curiosity and wonder, where the bright shiny world starts to become all dull and boring and sometimes scary.
Imagine that instead of turning babies into bosses, I mean think about it they are the boss, we just don’t tell them that they, in fact run our lives. But instead we turn our “leaders” into children? Then they would all play together or alone, they would have a fight because Russia wouldn’t share Poland with Nigeria, but everyone would be friends again by nap time. Things could be fixed with McGyver styles tactics and all the women would believe they are the princesses and queens that they were born to be.
Life would be vibrant with possibility, every moment would be filled with new discovery, made up stuff and adventure, and if we became tired we could lie on the couch and watch Thomas the tank engine.
I don’t know, maybe being “childish” isn’t such a bad thing after all, just think of the adult colouring books? How fun is it to lick out the baking bowl? Cuddle up on the couch and watch cartoons? Even Disney knows that we need to bring back childhood, just look at the movies they are producing.
Being a child is pure magic! Don’t lose that, play with your children, it’s good for you, it’s good for them, they will love those moments more than anything, win win win.
No go! Go play hide and seek in your blanket fort with the hand drawn sign that says NO GURLZ ULOWD