Nothing inspires optimism like a newborn child. Apparently, the same can be said for wonder and amazement. We have such low expectations for a newborn’s abilities; each small feat of physical ability transcends normal development to the realm of the natural wonders of the world.
“Look at Adam now, he’s so big, look at how well he holds his head up.”
“Awh, isn’t that just precious, he put his hand in his mouth.”
“He’s looking at me, he’s looking at me!”
The real tragedy here is that none of us were conscious enough to take real advantage of the circumstances while we could. The poor kid doesn’t know what he’s missing. By the time he realizes what he missed it will be long gone.
It breaks your heart.