Saturday, September 26, 2009

The world to a three year old...


Our little Morgan.

She is awfully, awfully sweet.

And intent.

Awfully, awfully intent.

And she looks so sweetly and intently at the world and everything in it.

Lately she has taken to looking for anything 'parkly (sparkly) She will come to a dead stop from a brisk walk, give a little gasp, and crouch on the sidewalk...her blonde hair falling into her big blue eyes...her mouth in a perfect little "0" of excitement.

"Gamma....is 'parkly," she says and with infinite patience picks up a speck of glitter tiny enough to be lost in her three year old hand.

This has been happening over and over again when I am babysitting her.

In bathrooms. Walking on the sidewalk to pre-school. In my car. Everywhere. She finds 'parkly. Absolutely everywhere.

She looks and finds these enchanting little bits that make her eyes brighter and her face light up with joy.

And each one she hands to me carefully, carefully.

"Be careful, Gamma," she says each time, "is 'parkly. Don't loose it."

And almost every single time I do.

Sadly it gets lost in my pocket or on my dashboard or in my giant grown persons hand.

But for a moment when Morgan hands it to me I see it there, sparkling in the light.

And I am enchanted, too.

And I hope my eyes are a little brighter for that moment.

And that my face lights up with joy for a brief second no matter how grim the day is feeling.

And I'm hoping Morgans vision of the world might help you, too, find a tiny, sparkly moment in your day, no matter what you are going through or what sadness is in your life.

Because I asked Morgan how she finds sparkly all the time.

And she told me very clearly ... "Gamma, 'parkly is all de places. Just look Gamma. Just look."

So I will.

And I hope you will, too.

Sigh.

5 comments:

Red Writing said...

{SIGH} is RIGHT! That is precious! I can't remember if I commented or not but your hard hat story had me rolling!

Sorry I confused you on my Christmas thingy. After you read it again, let me know if you still have questions! ha!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was so sweet, Jenny! Children are so innocent and exuberant. I remember my daughter telling me I was her "best pal" when she was two. It melted my heart.

Allie said...

I cannot wait to see Morgan's face this afternoon when she sees 'parkly all over your backyard where the glitterbomb went off. She is going to think Gammy has 'parkly powers today.

Tony, Jimi, Nicki, Joey, Ryan and Kaycee said...

How gosh darn cute is she??!! What a ray of sunshine!

Christina said...

They're brilliant, aren't they? If only we would listen.