Day 3: Innocence

Everyone thinks that babies are innocent. But when do they stop being so innocent? I have a 2 year old, and let me tell you, he is not innocent. He’s manipulative and cute, plus he knows he’s cute. He knows just the right face to get what he wants, the little stinker. But then, tonight I took him outside to look at the stars. He looked up into the great sky and yelled with uncontained surprise, “STARS!!! Stars, mama!” In that moment, he dropped all of his naughty agendas, and let himself be immersed completely in the moment. As I showed him Orion, and he struggled to repeat the name, he had all the innocence in the world in his discovery of something new.