THERE IS SOME SEUSS-LIKE TRUTHS BURIED IN THE BIZARRE
Parenting toddlers has a bit of a bad rap, but I love this age and stage! For all its frustrations dealing with a pint-sized dictator, it can be a fun and hilarious time. The headshaking moments of trying to decipher what on earth is going in that little head or what compelled that action makes life interesting. I think, despite the nonsensical presentations, there is some Seuss-like truths buried in the bizarre.
There are lessons to be learned from the Tao of Toddlers:
THEY LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
Our toddlers teach us not to rush. They stop and smell the roses... or lick the snow... or roll in the sand, but they do practice a lovely “presence” with their surroundings that we all could learn from.
THEY TAKE THEIR TIME.
Time does not matter to a toddler, and if we truly lived the way of the toddler, we would still only have one boot on halfway through the day. But, there is something nice to be taken from this. It slows us down (and then some), but this is often needed. Our lives need a reflective pause button now and then.
THEY LIKE THEMSELVES.
They like the sounds they can make, the songs they can sing, the chatter they chat especially at bedtime.