My bare feet wanderer
It’s so amazing to watch him walking as if the world belongs to him.
Fearless he walks into every corner, checking if there is something he hasn’t seen before.
He’s not yet two years old and has seen more of the area we live in than me in eleven years because he doesn’t care what others may think.
There’s a door half-open, an invite for him to squeeze his tiny head through it and have a look around.
Open doors surely aren’t an obstacle at all.
My little mister charming also knows that he just needs to smile and people smile back at him.
He doesn’t know yet what’s wrong or right, he just knows what feels good and what not. Completely driven by wander and lust, with no bad intention just curiosity, this little rebel is doing exactly what he likes.
And I’m following, I follow him to see the world through his eyes, to get that feeling of carefree life for short moments, for holding him softly back when needed, to protect him from danger, to be his safety net.
I’m following and I’m the proudest person on earth because what we taught him as parents is so clearly visible.
He knows that, whatever he is doing, we are close.
He knows we catch him if he falls and that we protect him, he feels unconditional love and therefore goes straight forward without fear, he’s so pure and so honest.
He hugs when he wants to and not when someone asks him, he drinks when he’s thirsty and he sleeps when he’s tired.
I hope he will never lose this sense of wonder and wanders through his life as curios as he wants to be.
I hope he will never doubt how wonderful he is and that he’s loved more than words can describe.
I hope he will take off his shoes and socks as often as he can like he’s doing now to connect and ground himself.
This earth is the place for our children to wander and wonder – let’s give them all they need to start their journey loved and safe.