Today I was using the microwave. I was standing in front of it quietly chanting “hurry hurry hurry”. Kinda like those old Mervyn’s commercials where the woman is standing outside of the store with her face and hands pressed against the window saying “open open open”. Yeah. So I’m standing there willing my microwave to work faster when Mason comes up to me and says “old me mama, old me”. So I pick him up and as he becomes level with the microwave he begins to get excited. And when he gets excited… like really excited, his body starts to shake and he throws his hands out and just wiggles them and then he starts wiggling his feet. It’s so damn cute. So he begins saying “OH WOW!! OH WOW! OH WOOOOOOWWWWW!” And he starts shaking and wiggling and giggling. And I just watch his face. I observe this entire moment so closely because it made me smile so big. It made me realize that something so lamely simple to me, like the microwave, which I’ve seen work a million times, is so amazingly miraculous to him. He got so excited about the microwave and soon I realized how contagious his excitement was because I started getting excited watching him get excited. haha!
When was the last time you honestly got that excited over something? I mean downright shaking and wiggly giggly over something? I don’t even remember. But watching him take in the workings of the microwave just made me realize how much fun it is see things through a child’s eyes. I’ve had several moments like this with Mason, but he was the most vocal with this one. He wasn’t just shaking and wiggly giggly, he was communicating his excitement loudly. I love how things that are old news to me become new to my kids. Just watching their eyes light up and their expressions change several times… it’s quite something to witness, and it’s something you simply can not witness without smiling right along with them.
Makes me realize how much we take advantage of. Good thing I have 2 little ones that will make me stop and smell the proverbial roses on a daily basis.
I know this is such a random post, but it was just something I wanted to write down and remember. Do you ever have moments like that? Moments you know you’ll forget soon if you don’t write them down relatively soon after they’ve happened? You get me then. ;)