Being an adult is really interesting because it makes you see your own childhood in a whole different way. It really makes you think.
And when I say you and your, I suppose what I mean is actually me and my… I can’t expect you to feel the same way, after all. (Validate meeeeee….)
Until relatively recently, I’ve had very little occasion to actually interact with little kids. But I’ve had more and more chances lately, especially now that my sister and many of my friends have little ones of their own. (My baby sister has a baby! It’s insane, you guys! Insane!!!)
Being around all these kids, like I said, has been interesting. Especially because I feel like it’s made me a lot less selfish. Because I adore these kids! Adore them!!! All of them!
Emily and Christian… seriously. Dreams come true. Emily is a mini-me, as we’ve discussed before. And Christian is a comedic genius– A B C D E F… PANTS!
My friend Aimie (that awesome Aimie I told you about the other day) has two little ones as well and the way her son talks and the way her daughter smiles– it just kills me! Love them!
And of course, I have to mention my sweet little niece– she’s going to be TWO already in a couple of weeks! What?! She’s got this crazy little independent spirit and I just love that baby girl!
And then there’s the little sweetheart who got me a ticket on this thought train at her first birthday party last weekend. Little Lotti (sorry Krystal, names changed to protect the confidentiality of minors) turned one this weekend.
Do you see all those cameras?! Yep, that’s 6 separate camera screens pointed at that sweet little girl all at once… not to mention mine, which took the picture, and the several other people behind and to the side of me. As I scrolled through the pictures after the fact trying to find one without a hundred other cameras in it I thought, wow. Just wow. There are a lot of people who love this little girl.
And then I thought about her future husband, who was sitting on my lap (another baby I just adore!), and I almost got weepy thinking about the two of them walking down the aisle and dang. Just dang.
I have a lot of freakishly distinct memories about my early childhood stored up in my big fat brain, and yet, I can only recall feeling loved from the perspective of a small child… and that just doesn’t do it justice. If I was loved even half as much as these kids are loved by me and all the other adults in their life, then dang. Just dang. That’s a lot of love!
So on Saturday, without a doubt, little Lotti was the most loved little girl in all the world. But I think it’s pretty safe to say that at some point, we all were. That’s pretty nice, right?