Curious (kyo͝orēəs) adj. Eager to know or learn something.
Curiosity. A gift from God all too often overlooked for the “grander” ones. I didn’t realize how much so until Sweet P came along.
I remember the first time I saw her closely examining a single thread on her coat. She touched it ever so gently, observing every angle for what seemed to be minutes.
Yesterday, Brian and I took Piper to the Children’s Museum. It’s the seventh largest children’s museum in the nation and quite a treat to behold. A few areas were designated for toddlers, such as a grocery store with stocked shelves and mini-grocery carts. If yesterday is any indication, she’s not going to be a big shopper (like her Grammy!) She whizzed right past the grocery cart – went straight for the wax tomatoes – and ran out of the “store”. That’s my girl!
Afterwards, we headed to Chic-fil-A for lunch. As you can see from the picture above, her curiosity kicked up dust when I pulled off the strip of paper from the disposable place mat. Eyes grew round and a grin was quickly displayed across her sweet face. (I had a similar reaction but unfortunately mine was for the waffle fries.)
Our morning at the museum and Chic-fil-A proved to be one of the most enjoyable times ever for obvious reasons (thank you Zach & Sarah!) but it was also an enlightening one as I was reminded that whether we’re 5 or 50+, we should never stop wondering, observing, and asking questions or else we risk squelching the beautiful God-given gift of curiosity.
What are you eager to learn about today?