Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Nothing has really changed...

When spending a lot of time with kids you realize that even though we get older we really don't grow up in some ways. Things haven't changed so much since when we were kids--just the way we do it.

Today H and I were playing in the guestroom/playroom. I played toy cars with him for a bit but had decided to multitask so I brought the laundry that needed to be folded into the room and went to work. After a few minutes H had pulled a piece off his toy car land and wanted me to fix it. I did, played with him for a bit, then went back to work. It didn't take him long to realize that if he continued to "break" his toy and ask me to "fix" it then he would get my attention. It was quite comical and then it hit me.

Are we really that different?? Not really. It seems to me that we are all trying to get someone's attention--some are able to do it in a postive way--others not so much. We are just trying to be notice, to be touched, to have someone matter or to matter to someone. I am amazed the lengths that some people will go to get that attention,

Well I"m still learning how to grow up--as for H and I --I put down the laundry and we played a mean game of cars crashing, going to car wash, getting gas, and so forth. True to life once I gave him the attention he wanted it didn't take long for him to be bored with me (ha ha).


K. Marie Criddle said...

Amen, Ky. Pres and I have a certain "code face" we put on when one of us is feeling bored and needs attention. Sometimes it also involves shouting "ME TIME" and kicking the floor until the other one brings us a glass of water.

Good insights.

Laura said...

Awesome. I love how much we can learn from kids if we look at things the right way... after all, what are we but tall infants, really?

SO glad you're liking the new shindig.