One of the most entertaing aspects of parenthood comes in the form of opportunities we get to see the world through our children’s eyes. I had one such opportunity today.
When we went to the NY state fair this weekend, I let Logan bring one of my old cameras to use as he wanted. Interestingly, many of the things that I found picture-worthy seemed to capture his attention as well. As I downloaded pictures from each of our cameras onto the computer for review and filing, I found that we had taken pictures of many of the same things, whether it be livestock, chickens, or rides. But what I found most amusing was how much different things look from his perspective. This was not an intelectual difference in perspective, but rather a physical one. For those of you that have young children, take an hour or so to get down to their level and play with them. while you’re there, take some time to look around at things you see every day, just to see how the world looks from your little one’s point of view.
At 6 feet tall, I am of average height, but still quite a bit taller than my 11 year old son. While strolling through the poultry cages, we were both caught by the sight of this silly looking long legged chicken. I just had to take this picture. While snapping the shot, I couldn’t help but laugh at the thought of this chicken, that appeared to be asking me: “Do these feathers make my butt look big?”
What I didn’t notice was that Logan was taking a picture of the same bird at the same time. I’m thinking the caption on his photo might read a little differently….