Charlie and the Moon


Children can give you a lot of headaches.

They can also help you learn, grow, and see things in a new way. 

One of the most recent examples of this for me is The Moon. Charlie loves the moon. Every time he sees it he is excited by it and shouts out "Moooooooooooon!" or if he's feeling extra verbose "Woook it's da moooooooon!" Even random crescent shaped objects or white circles get labelled moon, and woe is anyone who tries to convince him differently ("No, Charlie, that's a croissant." "MOOON!") 

I am not sure why he likes it so much, perhaps because I used to point it out to him as a baby, perhaps because he likes how it sounds, or it could be it's just his thing. I don't really know how his minor obsession happened. 

What I do know is that I have a new appreciation for that big white globe hanging in the sky. It is something that we take for granted just like many of the other wonders that grace us in our day to day life. 

The other night I took him to the top of our hill so that he could see the full moon that was out there and I started thinking to myself "How wonderous it must be to see this for the first time?" I also realized I would never see the moon in the same way again, and I have to thank Charlie for that - I will always see "Charlie's Moon".

And that my friends is what children can do for you if you listen, watch and observe them - they'll show you the cool things on this earth that you've perhaps grown tired of or stopped noticing. 

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