December 31, 2018

What can we learn from our children?

Aldo Goldie Cairncross


Becoming a father has changed my life. My son shows me how to look at the world differently with fresh eyes. He tests my laziness, my patience, my stamina. He shows me that learning is something we should be doing constantly as children do; they are the fastest and most effective learners after all. He teaches me that to play and to move is what brings us together. Everything is a game, cooking, cleaning, potty training. He teaches me that spending hours with an arched back over an iPad is nothing compared to us playing on a patch of grass or in the living room or anywhere really just doing baby acrobatics. My son teaches me that life is simpler than it seems. All we need is to engage and play and create something out of the time we have. My son helps me find balance.