One of the things that I love about being a mom or a teacher (at sunday school) is listening to little humans explain profound concepts in simple words. When you hear it from them, with an epiphany in their tone, it takes our own understanding to a whole new level, wouldn’t you agree?
In Ram’s preschool, the book of the month for last month was Me and My amazing body. All activities and discussion were centered around body and bodily functions. I cherished how Ram kept making connection to what he was learning at school during our everyday conversations. One evening, as we got into the car, he looked me straight in the eye, examining it closely, and explained, “See when you get inside the car that black circle in your eyes changes,” he was referring to the dilating of my pupils. Then another evening, when we were talking about making choices, he said, “ Did you know amma, our brain is always sending us messages and we have to listen to our brain to make good choices”. In another instance, we were having an argument over whether or not chips make a healthy snack choice, without missing a beat the child reassured, “Don’t worry mom, if we eat unhealthy food, it will just come out as poop.” Go figure! My favorite epiphany is, “Mom, did you know that our heart is not actually shaped like a heart (that we use in stickers).”
What is not to love about straight from the heart conversations like these?
On a related note, curious to know how the heart shape came to be? Check out this link.