Given Christie and Immy are heading off to Singapore, I decided it was time I finally put together a post of my own as Christie has been
nagging asking me for a while now to tell my side of this childhood story. I have been wondering for days, what could I write possibly about? And how does Christie manage to come up with something new everyday?
Immy and I just returned from a morning at Immy’s favourite park, which is always a great way for us to spend time together and give Christie a little time to herself. If its not the park we might go to the pool, or a trip to the shops to pick up some groceries, or the beach (thanks to the great Perth weather).
Where ever we go, Immy and I always have fun. For Immy, everything is an adventure. Why is it we can’t remember this time in our own lives? To me, it’s fascinating to see the world through Immy’s eyes; everything is new, everything is interesting, anything and everything can become an impromptu game. A calculator becomes a mobile phone for no other reason than it has buttons or numbers. A fall when running seems insignificant as she just jumps up and keeps on running. To remember what it was like to be this free, innocent and imaginative, and be able to use this in my everyday adult life would be such a huge advantage. For now, it is something I try and learn, or at least experience, through Immy. And at the same time I wonder, how she can continue to have such simple, joyous experiences for the rest of her life?
Having Immy has completely changed the way Christie and I live our lives, the way we see and do things. Some of them take getting use to, others are so insignificant they don’t matter, but none of them I would change. Immy is a sponge and learns new things everyday without even trying. For me, the things we experience through Immy each day are like a breath of fresh air, like a new adventure in an all-too-familiar world. But this time around I can appreciate it more on so many different levels.
Good luck in Singapore sweetheart, I’m very proud of you.