Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Through a Child's Eyes

So, I was talking to my boss today at work about her children and it really got me thinking. I have seen so many amazing things in my experiences working with children. There were so many times when just their pure imagination just left me in awe. Whenever I would pose a question to the students "i dont konw" was never an option for them. If they didnt know the answer, they would make one up...and in detail, until you really believed that might be the right answer! I just wish I still had the ability to see the world like children do and have such an amazing imagination and need to learn about everything.

I have this theory: No matter how bad of a day you are having, no matter what is going on in your life, just spending time in the children section of any book store, library, etc. can instantly make you smile. I dont know if this is weird or not, but any time I am just having one of "those days" I go to the book store and look at children's books. TRY IT SOMETIME! I DARE you not to smile while reading most of those books. Last year I discovered one of my favorite children's books when I found it at a bookstore and read it to my class for Valentines Day and I just HAD to share it with you. Ok well, it might be wayyyy to long to put it all up here, but Ill put some of my favorite parts. Its called "I like you and I know why..."

"I like you because you know where Im ticklish
and you dont tickle me there...
except just a little tiny bit, sometimes.
But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too."

"If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one.
If I find four, I give you two.
If we only find three, we keep looking...
sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we dont."

"I like you because I dont know why...
but everything that happens is nicer with you...
I cant remember when I didnt like you...
it must have been lonesome then. "

"Even if it was the 999th of July...
Even if it was August...
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November...
Even if it was no place particular in January...
I would go on choosing you...
and you would go on choosing me...
over and over again...
thats how it would happen every time.
I dont know why...
I guess I dont know why I really like you...
Why do I like you?...
I guess I just like you...
I guess I just like you because I like you. "

How cute is that?! Its just one of the many examples of how children's books always make me smile. Go on, admit it, you totally at least grinned a little while reading this!

Anyway. this morning I finally mixed it up again, and had oats with banana, crasins, cinnamon, and raspberries. Looking a little something like this:

eats 008

Lunch was rushed and i didnt get a picture because I had to be at work. I just threw together some veggies with cheeeese, and apple, and some yogurt. Here is a picture I did get of the apple and the yogurt:

Simple, but good! How do you like my new Valentines plates?! haha. I just couldnt resisit. No matter how cheesy it is, Valentines day is one of my favorite holidays! :) I didnt get a picture of dinner either because Mike (BF) called me and I totally got caught up and forgot! Promise ill do better tomorrow!!

Its almost one in the morning!! I have to get up early for a shopping date with mi Madre! Goodnight everyone! :)

2 comments:

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

This post is wonderful girl! I agree - childhood is such an innocent and beautiful time of our lives and it can be so therepeutic and calming to find that child within us and remember those feelings of being care free and happy! Thank you for sharing love - it definitely got me considering watching some disney movies today :)

Erica said...

CUTE plates! I agree with your thoughts about children. I love listening to kids talk to their moms in the foodstore. I think we are supposed to have kids to help remind us about what is important in life! And to HAVE fuN!!