The Joys of Childhood
There is not much that can compare to the unabashed joy flowing from happy children. Energetically running to and fro playing chase, playing cars, playing anything they want...they are kids and the world is their happy place! Oh to be a child and run with them once in a while; shaking off the role of grown up long enough to share in the purity of being young. It is so amusing how you appreciate childhood in such a different way as the parent looking in. How it seemed like the longest journey while you walked it. But now how those times seem so tiny on the timeline of your life; so far away. The gift of being a parent is that every so often (very often if you do it right!) you get to slip back into the playland with them, even if only for an instant, and taste the sugar sweetness and freedom of childhood!