Saturday 24 August 2013

"Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!"

It takes a very creative person to see something interesting in nothing. Yesterday while Opeie was playing with his toys on the floor in the lounge he suddenly got very excited and began to repeat the word 'Christmas'. Not having a clue what he was going on about and thinking it was part of some game he was playing i briefly left him to it. The 'Christmas's' got louder and it was soon clear that i needed to get on the floor and see what had got my boy so excited.

Opeie was pointing under the dining table, 'Christmas, Christmas', but there was nothing under the table? could he mean the legs look like candy canes? did the nuts and bolts under the chairs remind him of sparkly Christmas lights? I had no idea and felt really guilty as Opeie was adamant that 'Christmas' was underneath our dining room table. "Am i going mad? what am i missing?".

Its situations like this that make me realise how differently we view things than our children. Out of pure frustration of daddy clearly being so slow Opeie crawled under the table and pointed at exactly what he was trying to get across. On the wall under the table there was a piece of plaster missing off the wall and what did it look like? what was it that daddy and his lack of imagination couldn't see without being told by his creative two year old boy? Clear as day there was father Christmas staring back at us. A simple thing of insignificance, A Defect and Opeie made it beautiful. Children are amazing and I'm so jealous of his innocence, i don't ever want him to grow up.

Ho Ho Ho!


Rebecca Beesley said...

Fantastic! I really think adults would learn so much more by seeing things through kids eyes more often. xxx

Em @ snowingindoors said...

I love this post, kids really do see the world differently to us and it's good to be reminded of that. I hope you're not going to patch that hole up, maybe you could decorate it over Christmas?!

Natural.Vegan.Eco.Mom said...

Opeie is funny!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

i did think that, maybe a pompom on his hat or a sack of presents next to him. no the deformed bit of wall is here to stay. thanks for the comment xx

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Id love just an hour of seeing things through Opeie's eyes it would be so interesting. xxx