As adults we go back and forth on who has the better life, adults or kids. Adults get to make their own decisions and kids know how to let their minds be free to wonder. The grass always appears greener on the other side, right?
I feel comfortable knowing what the adult life entails. I’m living it right now, no matter how much I wish I wasn’t when it’s time to pay the bills. I want to live the life of a carefree kid. I actually get to for short spurts, everyday, because of my son Jai. As much as I grumble about the cost to get into kid themed parks or filling long stretches of time with an activity, I secretly love it. I’m able to view Jai’s excitement and how it fills up his little body. There is so much excitement that it spills over into me, and for a brief moment I can forget to be an adult and get lost in the fun.
I want everyone to experience his joy and thrills of being in an entirely new place. We hope to capture Jai’s perspective of walking through busy markets, playing at a park with other children who speak a different language, and trying new food that he may be uncomfortable with. He is going to capture so much that we as adults take for granted.
Instead of looking down at the world, let us try to look up every now and again.