It’s hard not to love the pure innocence of young children. They wear their emotions on their sleeve and aren’t afraid to tell you what they like and don’t like.
This weekend my nephew and niece, Henry and Frankie, spent the weekend with us. It was a fun-filled few days where we of course had to spend a bit of time around the farm. At first, they were somewhat skeptical, not knowing what it would entail. But the minute we pulled into the farm, they saw that there were lots of things to do.
As for Frankie, my three-and-a-half-year-old niece, the excitement was almost too much to keep in. She’s a slightly diva-esk princess that you can’t help but love when she exclaims, “Oh, they are sooo cute!” This was often in reference to the baby calves or the kittens in the barn.
Henry, my almost-five-year-old nephew, on the other hand, tended to be a bit more cool, calm and collected. However, his passion showed through when he was determined to squirt the milk out of the cow’s teat and as he eagerly climbed up into the tractor for a tractor ride.
We can all learn a lesson from youngsters like Henry and Frankie in taking time to appreciate the little things in life. Sometimes we just need to slow down and enjoy the blessings that life has to offer.
Additionally, my time with Henry and Frankie this weekend reminded me of just how impressionable they are at a young age. While they were both animal-lovers before they came to visit, hopefully this weekend has helped them to have an even greater appreciation for farm life.