If you’re the parent of a under-one year old then I know you’re pretty tired. But I had forgotten just how tiring it could be. If you’re not a parent, or past this stage, watch this two minute video to get a little reminder.
A Life Of Learning
A 9 month old’s brain doesn’t process the same as an adult’s brain. They don’t use reason or thought or cause and effect or actions and consequences. Infants get lost in the moment. Their entire world in summed up by what is right in front of them.
Infants don’t care about what I’m thinking about as a parent. They don’t care about the mess they are making. They don’t worry about how dirty things are or how they look. They just enjoy. They savor. They experience.
I miss my kids being this age. I wish that I knew then what I know now about child development so that I didn’t miss the learning opportunities myself.
If you are fortunate enough to have a little one like this, please see all the things that they do that make us tired, frustrated, confused, and worn out as beautiful little moments of their world growing and expanding. Give them every opportunity to experience their world to the fullest.
And if you get too tired, send them over to grandma’s house.