As an adult, you may forget what it’s like to live through a child’s perspective.
You may forget how a lot of things are new and how things change on a daily basis. If you are lucky, the transitions your children go through are simple, direct, and smooth. One thing I have learned is that you, as a parent, are their constant. You are their northern star. You guide them down their path of least resistance. If you are lucky, they do as you say and not as you do. They understand the consequences and how to avoid them. They want to live life to the fullest, but also in the safest way possible.
When you take a child on an adventure, they are learning so much.
So many new tactical experiences and so many new ways of seeing life. It becomes an overwhelming experience for them I am sure. Depending on the age of the child and the style of the adventure, they can be scary, exciting, and thrilling all at the same time. As an adult, you have experienced certain parts of life so many times that you are numb to its effects. Adding in an adventure, no matter how small or big, doesn’t have the same effect on you as it does on them. While you may be having a joyful time, you aren’t as overwhelmed as they are. Your brain doesn’t work overtime to process all the new information like their’s does.
So the next time you schedule an adventure for the family…
Make sure to plan who will take the photos. Whether it’s you or it’s me, know that these are the moments that they will want to remember- for a lifetime to come.