Playing in the Sandbox
Playing with Nathaniel in the sandbox is one of the funniest things we do. It takes me into the moment, just being with him, and sharing the fun with him. I wonder how I was as a 20 month old baby boy? When I sit down with him and have a spade in my hand and the bucket next to me, my first thought is building a sandcastle. We as adults always seem to focus on building things while kids enjoy the textures, take their time to explore, build up and tare down before starting over again.
This is what I love about being a father. Being in the moment. Exploring things all over again. Leaving old conceptions behind and discovering the world as everything was new all over again without any prejudices.