10 "Kid" Habits to Hold On To


Seeing with New Eyes

How many times have your children pointed out something obvious that you hadn't noticed before? Kids have an uncanny ability to see things in new ways. That alligator mailbox on the way to the grocery store or the tree stump shaped like a walrus in your neighbor's yard would have escaped your notice if it weren't for your sharp-eyed kids.

Children are observant of the most amazing things: a bird's nest, shapes in tree shadows, and the occasional late moonset that leaves a fading crescent to accompany you both on the ride to school. Being able to see things the way a child does, with delight and wonderment, is a rare gift, and one worth emulating.