The baby mesmerized himself the other day.
It was his hands.
He's been noticing them for a couple of months now, and he finally realized that they are attached to his body.
I watched in awe as he stared in awe. Ben was so engaged he didn't even notice me grab my phone and film him.
Seemingly, there's not much to the video: Ben moves his hands and manipulates his fingers, staring seriously the entire time with pensive coos thrown in that loosely translate to: HOLY COW I CAN MOVE THEM! TASTY, TOO! THEY'RE MINE! ALL MINE! WHEEEEEEEEEE! OK, I'M TIRED NOW.
But I can't stop watching this video. It is magical to see Ben discovering. It also gets me thinking about the ways I live my life, and how adults would benefit if we behaved more like babies.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we had more dedicated time for just sitting around and pondering, instead of filling all the empty moments with our iDevices.
Wouldn't it be amazing if adults were more regularly able to have this level of focus.
Wouldn't it be amazing if we took delight in simple things more often than we do.
And wouldn't it be amazing if adults took more time to see the wonder in the world.