Through the Eyes Of A Toddler

The theme in the Gallery this week is Eyes.

It immediately made me think of this photo that I used in a post a while back. I can’t even remember which post it is now but one comment on it has stuck with me every since:

Life seen through the eyes of your child is like seeing life all over again.

It is completely true. Z is completely fascinated with all that he sees. Everything is new and wonderful and is a brand new adventure.

We are usually always in a rush. Isn’t everybody? We are rushing to be on time, or to get there slightly early for once or rushing because we are late. Little Z usually puts an absolute stop to the rushing by declaring “Look! Wow…nice”, or words to that effect.

Like the time he made me drop everything just to point out that Alexander Meerlov was on TV

Or like this morning when he made me stop trying to strap him into his car seat to make me look at the “birdie” that was perched in the tree merrily chirping.

Or like the time when he was utterly shocked and amazed that the washing machine had, in fact, broken!

Or how he just watched the water during a trip to the lakes in complete silence. (For about 30 seconds)


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    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  1. lauracymft November 28, 2012 / 11:56 am

    Lovely post. I wish I could learn to see the world through my kids’ eyes but everything just goes by in a mad rush, always busy. It must be amazing for them though.

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 6:51 pm

      That’s exactly what Im like, in a complete rush all the time! He makes me stop and look properly every so often now.

  2. Sarah November 28, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    So cute and so true. And the great thing is they keep this innocence and fascination with the world around them for a long time. My younger two are 9 and 6 and still have it 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 6:52 pm

      It’s so lovely isn’t it? I hope it stays with them for many years to come

  3. Mama Syder November 28, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    Awww lovely post. I did a similar theme today of a story through my eyes as a four year old. Life seems so different then doesnt it x

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 6:53 pm

      It really does. Am off to read your post on it now 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 7:02 pm

      It was for about 10 seconds…then he started shouting “off!! Off!!” which wasn’t so peaceful!

  4. Julie (Mama Owl) November 28, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    There is nothing quite like seeing the world through the eyes of your child 🙂 x

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 7:03 pm

      Very true!

  5. Bibsey Mama (@BibseyMama) November 28, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    Sometimes I think that I have just forgotten how to look at things with wonder. Children remind us. Lovely post.

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 6:54 pm

      I’m exactly the same. I’m always in a hurry trying to get to the next thing!

    • Notmyyearoff December 2, 2012 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks hun 🙂

  6. Amummymuses December 15, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    I love your posts. Fab perspective.

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