We just got back from a weekend away at a popular resort in the forest. Yes, we went in the swimming dome and yes we ate pancakes at the Pancake House. But what the whole experience brought home to me is that when you’re two and half ‘everything’ is exciting! And sometimes the most simple of experiences mean the world to you.
The trees, the cycle trailer, the fact that you get your own helmet that is red! The two baby deer that we saw, the fighting squirrels, a pine cone – what’s a pine cone? The den that some other boys had made in our back garden, not one but two sticks! the sunshine through the trees, the log covered with moss, mushrooms, strange-shaped mushrooms everywhere – I want to eat them.
Going fast, faster Daddy, a dark, dark tunnel that is scary but amazing at the same time, bird noises, and other unidentified noises, a playground in the woods, bees and orange and white fish.
Every single new thing is amazing if you’re seeing it for the first time. Sometimes as an adult I forget that and try to over-complicate things. But really there’s no need.