11 HUGS, 5 children, 1 5-month old, 5 adults (1 husband, 1 neighborhood friend, 2 employees at The Little Gym, 1 grade school friend)
It is awe inspiring to watch children interact, especially when there is a baby around. Today my girlfriend’s 5 month old stared at my children as they ran like maniacs around her. My kids giggled and cooed over her. They were attracted to her, but also had an uncanny sense of understanding that a gentleness must be provided to her. One of my favorite things to watch though was the way they just stared at each other. There was no self conscious thought that what they were doing might not be socially acceptable. They just stared in an attempt to understand and make a connection with one another. It was a beautiful sight.
Another thing I am a little jealous of is my kid’s ability to live in the moment. I am working so hard at relearning how to do this. In their short time on earth children have yet to be conditioned into working toward their next moment rather than living in this one. They fully live each moment as they are having it. Whether it is in the turbulent act of having a tantrum or the quiet peace of an embrace, they allow their full selves the beauty of that moment. Perhaps that is why I can’t get enough of their love and want to keep them at this age for as long as humanly possible.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.