Open your eyes to the world

One of the great things about fatherhood is how my son often reminds me of the vast number of things we take for granted each day, what we look at as “old hat.”

My wife was giving our little guy a bath in the sink last night, something that he always seems to enjoy. The latest marvel at bath time, though, is how intrigued he is by running water.

As he sat there in the water, Meg took his small cup and poured the water down from above, and into his open little hands. The water poured over and through his moving little fingers, as his face and eyes lit up with an expression that can only be described as awestruck.

Pouring water.
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We don’t give it a second thought, but to this little man, it is something completely new, something amazing and something so wonderful as it intrigues so many of his senses.

He’s teaching me a lot of things about the world,this little guy, many of which have been in front of me all my life. I just forget how to open my eyes to them.

Thanks to him, though, I get to see the world through a whole new set of eyes and realize just how wondrous these “every day things” as we look at them, can be.

Thanks, buddy.

Published by thedorkydaddy

So many people say they want to be "the cool parents," but I have no such delusions about myself. I'm as nerdy now as I always have been. Only my perspective has changed. I am what I am. I'm the dorky daddy.

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