Tiny fingers count tiny toys proudly. Little A. is two here, about to turn three and he’s enthralled with numbers, letters, and shapes. The alphabet and the sounds of each letter, his numbers up to twenty, and his favourite shape to say – hexagon; he points them out on signs, in the elevator, and wherever he can spot one he recognizes. He says ‘ A makes the aaa sound…B makes the buh sound…C makes the c-ah sound…’
At different stages in his life, there are these transitions that happen – where he figures something new out and we marvel and he beams. He moves forward and we as parents, move with him. In this moment, as he counts his growing collection of small vehicles, I encourage and clap and say “good job, Honey”- and then I think of how not long ago he was lifting himself up to take his first steps.
How do you let go as they grow?