Today I saw a picture on Facebook, it said “No matter how old you are, no matter how badass you think you are, when a toddler gives you his ringing toy phone, you answer it.” Brilliant! I LOL’d and it got me thinking about my own son.
No, he hasn’t offered me his ringing toy phone…we’re not at that stage yet. He’s still in the explore-bang-eat thing stage. One thing about my son, is that he is VERY curious and VERY inquisitive.
When you hand him a new toy, he will examine it, turn it this way and that….bang it on the ground a couple of times and maybe even stick it in his mouth. Once he has determined its worthiness, he immediately waves it up and down and plays and laughs and has a jolly good time. It’s an amazing process to watch and makes me wonder at what point do we as adults lose that sort of process?
You know what I mean. There are too many examples of people leaping without looking. Flying by the seat of their pants and falling hard. What if we examined each aspect of life as closely as my son does his. Yes, there ARE toys that don’t make the cut. He places them down and pays no more attention to them….EVER.
What happened to our cautiousness? I’m not talking about being paranoid, I’m talking about thinking things ALL THE WAY through. Weighing the pros and cons. Determining if it’s the right or wrong choice.
Every decision you make, has implications well beyond today and tomorrow. It affects not only you, but those around you. Weigh them carefully. Bang them against the ground…..but go ahead and skip putting them in your mouth.
I mean really…you don’t know where it’s been. 😀