The little ones so often have it right.
I caught one of my nephews the other day enjoying himself on the kitchen floor. No, not with one of the fancy electronic toys that had a shelf life of about a month before going into the notorious toy bin, nor one of his many themed toys that, like all kids before him, he's grown into and out of within several months.
He was floating and spinning on artificial wooden planks that made up the kitchen floor inside a big rectangular fruit carton box.
Another time, he stood propped up on a chair next to the fish tank, enraptured. He caught sight of me and yelled that I should be watching the fish. I asked why.
"Because I like to watch the fish," he replied.
The box. The fish. Maybe it's the Dr. Seuss philosophy that we adults sometimes forget.
The simple can be the most imaginative. The most carefree. And the most fun.
Now maybe it's time I catch sight of those same fishies, if only for a few moments.
2 months ago