Step into my shoes

Image source - Pixabay

Image source – Pixabay

I am a two-year-old and I have tiny shoes. Would you like to step into them? It’s not as easy as you think. No, it’s not about the size but what it means to me and the people around me. 

I can say ‘No’ when I want and no one minds it. Even if they do I don’t care about it. 

Will you eat something, baby? 


Will you go bed now?


Do you want more?


See, it’s that easy for me. I never explain and I am always comfortable when I say No.

Can you try that? Not just saying but being comfortable with a No?

I live in the moment, always.

If I don’t get something that I really want (like a chocolate), I cry but then in no time I forget that I was not given one and who did not give one to me. Carrying grudges is not something I have heard of. What is that? I have heard adults talk about that present is a gift. Look at me. All I need is a bit of distraction and I am good with chocolate or no chocolate. I live in the moment which is a gift. 

Can you try that? Stop memorizing who said what and when and stop worrying about tomorrow. 

I never expect anything.

Someday Daddy picks me up from daycare and some day, Mumma. Sometimes, he plays with me and on some days, she. I don’t ask for gifts or expect that they will get me one. Or if I kissed them, they would kiss me back. It’s simple you see. I go with the flow and enjoy what comes to me. Sometimes I cry but so what? That’s not the end. I don’t want a new toy to play or a bigger bed. I don’t plan to dine out or a trip abroad. Looking at the time is something that I don’t do when I am at day care. Mumma or Daddy will come when they have to but I never worry. I like to keep things simple.

Can you try to put your expectations aside?

My shoes are tiny and I know it’s hard for you to step into them. But you can try. There is a book at home and it says, “Nothing is impossible.” Do you know what that means?

I am with Team #CrimsonRush and today is Day 5 of the #BarAThon.


26 Responses

  1. Ashley says:

    I love this! how sweet. It’s true, a child’s life is to be envied and emulated at times.

  2. I am speechless. <3 Can I leave it at that ? 🙂 Also, how do you come up with such excellent posts ?
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  3. simply awesome.. these kind of gems in the forms of insight are what makes these challenges worthwhile 🙂
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  4. Tiny shoes, great minds!
    I wonder what makes us forget the little simplicities of life as we grow up.
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  5. Suzy says:

    children are so wise. We should learn from them.
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  6. Kala Ravi says:

    So beautiful Parul! Oh to be a child of two…if only! No expectations, simple temptations!

  7. Mayuri says:

    You’ve put across such an important point so simply, Parul. I’m going to save this and read it each time I can’t seem to make sense of things.
    The best thing, and take on the prompt I’ve read so far.

  8. Dashy says:

    Wow. So much to learn from a two year old! All well and true too, that simplicity is so hard to maintain as we grow up!
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  9. Rekha says:

    Those tiny shoes have mighty hearts. And NO EGO. Pretty hard for us to step in. But worth every effort. Loved it thoroughly, Parul. Very well done! 🙂
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  10. Varsh says:

    Their shows might be tiny, but they are mighty hard to fill up for us!
    Nice post.

  11. vineeta says:

    wow ! what a thought . really we should learn to say no .
    loved it

  12. This really made me laugh. I like that bit – I can say no when I want and if they don’the like it I don’the care. Boy!! I could do with that. And going clockless – also a dream.

  13. Vinodini says:

    Oh, wow…that’s such a simple yet powerful message! Indeed, if we start thinking like babies, living in the current moment life would be such bliss.

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