Is big fat or old?

‘What does it feel like to be big?’ My three year old asked me.

I paused….big?  Did she mean fat or old? I certainly wouldn’t describe myself as either of these words.

‘What do you mean darling?’

‘What does it feel like to be big? To be 10, to be 13…how does it feel?  Does it feel fun? Or sticky? Or wobbly? Or yucky?’

Well…. what choice! Wobbly!!!  Is that referring to ones balance as one gets older or am I just reading too much into this?!.

‘Fun’ I responded…it was the only option.

She grinned.

‘I can’t wait to be big so I can touch the ceiling, maybe one day I will touch the sky!’

Oh dear….maybe she meant tall!  Didn’t think of that!

I do love the way the things that are important to her are so simple. She wants to touch the ceiling! I bet she forgets that desire when she is ‘big’.

I saw a T-shirt the other day that said ‘Don’t be in a hurry to grow up…it’s a trap’.  Hmmmm

grow up trap

100% human. Refreshingly simple.


2 thoughts on “Is big fat or old?

  1. Tinuksy, I have followed your blog for a while now and it never ceases to amaze me at how we parents; usually and initially interpret our children’s questions … We somewhat tend to over analyse their thinking when it’s so simple and basic …
    Oh! how I wish some of us could go back to that sort of thinking in dealing with life …. Most of what we class as life’s issues as a result of our ‘over complicated’ thinking will become oh! so simple ….
    I don’t believe that growing up is a trap; growing up with over complicated thinking is the trap …. unfortunately, we are all in that trap and there’s no way out …

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