The other day Robyn's brother came over to visit. He brought 3 of his children and we had fun visiting and playing.
My 4-year-old niece had just made some very important acquisitions. She had acquired a set of toys based on the various characters from Disney's Tangled. Of course, if you had just obtained a collection of such value, you would want to show it off, amiright? She was doing just that, she was showing us all of the toys, one by one. With each toy, she told us who it was and gave us background information so that we could truly understand the character.
As she went through, she was saying things like, "This is Maximus, he's a horsie." "This is Rapunzel, she has long hair, like me." "This is her mom, she's not nice."
She got through all of them, and then she came to this guy:
I've lost 55 pounds so far this year. I've walked 260 miles. I've burned 192,500 calories more than I've eaten. I've worked my tail off. Some might think the 4-year-old honesty in that moment would be discouraging. But, if you could see the look in her eyes when she said it you would see how much love that statement contained. There was no judgment or malice, merely an observation that her uncle whom she loves shares an attribute with her toy that she loves.
|Besides, how could anything said by someone this cute be taken negatively?|
|This is her older sister making proper use of the snuggle tummy about a year ago, before it started shrinking.|
So here's what I've learned from talking to my nieces.
1. I may have lost weight but I haven't completed my journey yet.
2. Snuggling is really important.
3. I will always be loved, regardless of what I look like.
4. Little girls are really cute.
What have you learned from the wisdom and honesty of little children?