“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder…he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”-Rachel Carson
This is one of the reasons I treasure the opportunity to be home with my kids and just hang out with them. Kids really do have a fantastic appreciation for life and how things work, and I find that it helps my perspective so much just to take time to listen to their funny observations and attempts to classify the world around them. I love holidays so much more now that I’m a parent – just seeing the kids in awe of Christmas or Easter or the fireworks on the 4th of July is so awesome. As the quote above says, it really is like I am rediscovering the world when I take time to see it with them, and that is truly a gift to me as much as to them.