I love the way kids look at the world, with beautiful curious innocence. They explore everything because they just want to know more. They want to learn how things work, they want to observe cause and effect, they want to see what they can create.
So when they knock over your full glass of water, soaking your papers filled with all your brilliant writing ideas, or when they throw their food all over the floor, creating a sticky mucky mess, or when they throw your watch in the toilet, it's hard to blame them, knowing that such actions came from a place of genuine innocence. They weren't being vindictive, they just really wanted to know what would happen if they touched the glass, tossed their food, and dumped your shiny jewellery in that big curious bowl filled with water in the bathroom.
Sure, it's easy to get frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed. But sometimes, even in the middle of a lecture, when you stop and look into those darling little eyes, wide-opened, imploring you to see things from their perspective and breathe in the world with sincere interest, something stops you. And you think to yourself, how could you possibly get mad at such irresistible innocence?
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