I am beginning to learn that life with a two year old is chock full of life lessons. Recently we took Addie to the zoo. She absolutely adores animals so her father and I could not wait to see her face as she saw so many unique creatures in one place. We knew she would LOVE the zoo!
Much to our dismay, Add had little interest in most of the animals. She paused briefly for most of the animals, almost as if to humor us, but for the most part she was generally uninterested.
After she passed by the tigers, polar bears and penguins with little to no amazement… the child that can find gum wrappers amazing… her daddy and I began to sulk. The day was not turning out at all like we had planned.
As we pouted, we began to notice something…Addie was having the TIME OF HER LIFE racing from bench to fence to bridge to bench. She was in heaven running around and enjoying all the plants and landscaping. We kept trying to entice her with the animals, but it was only keeping her from what she was thoroughly enjoying all on her own. We were so focused on what we wanted her to experience that we didn’t even notice the world she had discovered.
I am sure if Addie could tell you about the zoo she would tell you that she had an amazing time at the most amazing jungle gym ever. Just goes to show you that we all see the world differently. My daughter saw the landscaping and plants where I just saw animals. Someone took great labor to landscape and care for all the plants at the zoo and my 2 year old daughter taught me to stop and appreciate things from a different perspective.
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