It’s so great to be a small child. I took Klara to the dentist today, and she had a blast the whole time. Laughing, giggling, chirping, telling stories, asking if she could come again tomorrow “because this is SO MUCH FUN.” The childish capacity to enjoy the most mundane and even not so pleasant things is amazing.
At my age, I have to make a lot of effort to experience this kind of pure joy, and she just feels it naturally.
“Klara, put on shoes.”
“Shoes! I love shoes! Shoes are amazing! Do you want to hear a story about my best friends called Shoes?”
“Here’s your backpack.”
“I love my backpack! It’s a true friend! It’s the best backpack ever!”
And so on.