Bindy Scott talks about kids appreciating the simple things
It’s spring, the perfect season to get outside with our kids!
My daughter, who turns four very soon, loves to go outside and explore.
She, like many children her age, is so curious and observant of the world.
I love following her around listening as she narrates what she sees when we are on adventures.
“Bees, buzz...” she says, as she inspects a bee on a flower. “You know they make honey, Mum? “Wow Mumma, look at this cool rock.” She is at the age where every day consists of constant questions.
She is like a little sponge with a big thirst for knowledge.
She looks at everything so inquisitively, noticing all those finer details that we as adults often overlook. As adults do we ever stop to check out a ‘cool rock’?
We overlook them because we are so accustomed to everything in this world — few simple and natural things can make adults stop in their tracks, to marvel at simple beauty.
I believe when we join in and watch our children discover things, we also get to rediscover this world’s true joys. Since becoming a mum, I find I have a strong desire to slow our lives down, pay attention to the little things and focus more on what is truly important in life. I encourage my family to make happiness a priority, be honest, be kind and really soak up life — to live in the moment and try to seize each day. These thoughts are inspired by my full-of-life daughter, who enjoys every single day and is always so true to herself. Happy fourth birthday darling Lulu.