When Morgan was little she was so fascinated by the wind. She just loved it. She would hold her breath and smile, she was only a few months old when the fascination began. The girls are both currently fascinated by school buses. They love to see them , they love to watch the kids get out, they count them on the road. Morgan can even tell the difference between them, they all look big and yellow to me but she notices details of the buses and will tell me how they differ. We got an air-popper popcorn machine for Christmas and the first time the girls saw the popcorn pop they squealed with excitement and their faces lit up.
I was reminded of these small things that are so huge to them on Saturday. This past weekend we attended Spring Fling at Morgan’s school. We had a great day and the school was able to raise a lot of money which is always an added bonus. My mom was able to attend with us this year. I told her ahead of time that it wasn’t anything too special or exciting, just a small fundraiser.
While walking around she mentioned that the event was similar to my school’s “field day” when I was a kid. I stopped dead in my tracks, really? In my mind that day was amazing! There was so much to see and do. Was I really only throwing ping-pong balls in colored water? Was I digging in a kiddie pool for tiny dinosaurs? Was I making Fruit Loop necklaces? Yes, yes and yes. When I was a kid, I was doing activities similar to what I was Morgan and Emily were doing. As I walked around I realized that to my little excited kids this was going to be something they would remember forever as such a fun, special day. I went from being hot and ready to go home, to wanting to capture their faces in pictures.
What small things are your kids fascinated with? Are you able to enjoy the little things with them?