Lessons from a 3 Year Old
Life can be scary. Sometimes, just like Kinley, I want to stand on the sidelines, my arms crossed across my body, to protect myself from the unknown. I want to guard myself against the things I don't understand and changes that come despite my inner need for consistency and routine. I like my comfortable little world with its handy to-do list.
Other people seem to glibly run through their own version of a three-ring circus (or four-ring, as the case may be).
And the unexpected can happen. A pedal falls off your well-oiled plans, and the tools aren't immediately there to fix the problem.
Let's face it: Life can be loud and confusing - like rapid, booming, can't-catch-your-breath between fireworks. On July 3rd, as a quiet suburb sounded more like a shooting range, Kinley covered her own ears, nestled in protective laps and had Mommy or Grandma cover her ears for even more insulation from the cacophony of sound.
|Blurry photo, but it shows she's trying to walk!|