The other day Anika and I made some cardboard animals, and she insisted that we hang them from the fan… in the living room!
So, our house looks like a playroom, but who cares? Anika is happy and we have new colourful décor to light up our home.
I must admit… the butterfly, duck and bird looks beautiful, you can actually identify them 🙂 But the cow on the other hand… I was Anika’s assistant in the making process and even I struggled to see the “cow” in the end product.
My friend came to visit on Wednesday, and Anika showed her the pictures hanging from the fan. Obviously, like any 3.5 year old, she insisted (hmmm, second time in one post that I say Anika insisted…) that Carin guess the animals. So I waited anxiously for her response to the “cow”.
“Duck”, “Butterfly”, “Bird” …and “Sheep!”
Anika gave her a funny “what are you talking about” look and informed her with a very serious tone of voice that it is actually a green cow with orange spots (and a face that looks like “…uhm – something, but definitely not a cow”).
Then Carin turned the cow around, and from the back, it looked EXACTLY like a cute little lamb. We used a zig-zag scissor so even the edges looked like wool!
So I realised, sometimes we want something or someone to be a “cow” so badly, even though they are far from being one, that we overlook their best qualities. Our “cow” was the most beautiful sheep and we didn’t realise it, because we were looking at it from the wrong angle.
Sometimes in life we need to look at things or people differently, from another angle – they just might be more than we could ever imagine.