I was walking home this afternoon, and happened to overhear a conversation that for me really captured the loveliness of small children.
A woman was walking towards me, pushing a pushchair. Walking beside her was a small darked hair boy, wearing a bright blue polo shirt and red shorts. He looked about three years old. As they got closer, their conversation came into a range.
“A shave?” the woman was saying, looking a little confused.
“Yes,” said the boy, nodding his head in that way that small children do where the whole top half of their body seems to move with them. “I need to get all the sun off me.”
“And you think having a shave is going to help?”
Both mother and son looks a bit bemused for a few moments as they walked past me.
And then the light came on. “You mean shade!” I heard the mum say. “You want to go in the shade!”
This made me smile all the way home.
Photo credit – benjaminasmith