If I look back over the last three years, I can’t recall any significant increase in my skills. I have had to learn how to parent and have started to study a Sociology A Level, but I wouldn’t say I have made huge progress in self growth. Which is why I am so amazed with how much a child can learn in 3 years. Our little man has had a lot to learn in 3 years and he takes it all in his stride.
There is something so astounding about watching a child grow. Our little man has mastered the art of conversation to such a level that he makes me laugh every day, with his witty retorts. He’s learned to walk, eat and even dress himself within the last 3 years and to us those skills may seem simple, but to a child they can seem a mammoth task.
The way in which M approaches new knowledge makes me beam. We frequently sit together and watch videos about volcanoes or lions and discuss subjects that many adults seem to struggle with, like being kind to one another or making others smile. Questions are a constant in our day and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We both nourish M’s thirst for knowledge and have noticed he absorbs information everywhere he goes.
The biggest lesson he’s taught me in the last 3 years has been to look at the world the way a child does. Everything can be awe inspiring if you look at it in the way a child does. When M excitedly points out the moon, I think about how it must feel to see that huge glowing ball in the sky, when you are 3.
There may be a lot to learn in 3 years when you’re small. But M has amazed me at every step. I can’t wait to see what he learns over the next 3 years. I’m hopeful I can teach him how to make a cup of tea in the not too distant future.
What has your child learned recently, that has amazed you?