Taking a Walk through the Eyes of a Toddler

A post from Kelli–

Before dad got sick, we always joked about me being on maternity leave and my great dislike of being at home for days by myself.  Obviously I would have the baby with me, but we all know that about 3 days at home is my max before I pack up and head to mom and dad’s.  Everyone was taking bets on how long it would be before mom or dad would have to sit me down and have a talk with me about how they were happy to have me over occasionally, but I needed to go home occasionally.

A few months down the road, and they haven’t had to have that talk.  With dad being sick, I’ve spent lots of time at home helping with childcare and such.  There are drawbacks of course, but there are some amazing perks!  Since mom and dad live in town, our evening activity often involves talking to Kalissa and going on a little walk.  She has a stroller that Carver can both sit on and stand on, but it also has a spot for Gannon’s carseat to snap into.  I have a stroller for Georgia, and then mom usually has the dogs on a leash.

Here’s Georgia all snuggled in her carseat that snaps in so easily.  I know that kiddos aren’t supposed to wear big bulky snow suits but I just use it for when we go on walks to keep her nice and snuggle warm–Shout out to Lora who passed it on from little Miss Lucy!

It is so fun to see all of the things as Caver sees them!

It’s hard to see it in the picture, but there were a bunch of little blue flowers that were growing on the side of one of the roads that we often walk on.  We also talked about squirrles and animals we saw on the way….the sprayer at the coop…the water in the river….how Kalissa’s friend Regan played with him at the playground a while ago….

Things that I don’t even think about are entralling to him and it is so incredibly fun to see!

On this particular night, Kalissa had to teach clinicals the next morning and Craig was away for work.  I offered to take Carver for the night so that Kalissa wouldn’t have to wake him up really early in the morning to take him to Mom’s.  We dropped Kalissa and Gannon off at their house and Carver walked back to Mom’s with me, Georgia, and the dogs.

We were walking along and he just started yelling about how he saw S as one of the little girls at childcare’s name starts with S!  We then had to go through all of the letters on the stop sign and talk about who’s name it was for.  It was just hilarious and super cute how he was so excited!

Little moments like this are the things that have made the past few months more bearable!

8 thoughts on “Taking a Walk through the Eyes of a Toddler”

  1. Mary Ann Mettler

    It is the little moments that make life beautiful. Thanks for your post! Sending love to you all.

  2. How great that you are all so close to each other. Enjoy every moment. All those kids are so cute! Hugs!!!

  3. Nothing like seeing life through a child’s eyes. Suddenly everything in the world become magical.i loved this post, so sweet and innocent.

    Love, hugs and prayers coming your way.


    Being around 2-3 year old is a real training experience, They see the world so differently. My granddaughter was in love with Ricky Martin. Every time “living the vida loca” came on M TV she would straight leg stand on my lap and dance her little heart out. It was a hoot.
    One other thing I remember about her was we( her mom and me) had her in one of those rented strollers at the mall. It was so weird. I told her mom I have lived here all my life( 65 and still going) and every time we passed someone they would smile and laugh.. This is not one of those towns, But they are not usually happy here, Anyway my daughter( her mom) told me that her daughter was waving and smiling at everyone and you could stay in a bad mood around here for long. Sometime God sends us angels.

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