Sometimes as parents, we just go, go, go. There are so many things to do and so very little time, it seems. Our children are a part of our world (a big part) and we often work them into our lives, going on, doing all those important things that need to get done. We stop to teach them manners and the ABC's and all the things that we think matter. We play games with them. We show them how to unload the dishwasher. We take silly pictures with our webcams. We do all the things we're supposed to do, all while hustling about.
But sometimes, we just need to slow down and realize that they've got worlds of their own with their own priorities and important things. When we simply observe them, we realize that their list of what matters is so much better than our own. Their youth allows them to think so differently and though a child will ask a thousand times to play a particular game, they don't do it to be annoying- they do it because it really means that much to them.