Let Them Be Little
Let them be little.
Take them by the hand.
Squat down to see the ladybug.
Lift them up to the tree stand.
Stop to smell the flowers.
Let loose playing at the park.
Spark curiosity by pointing out
The Big Dipper in the dark.
Together, build the greatest fort
The world has ever seen.
Connect with understanding
When friends are being mean.
Have an open heart-to-heart
While you’re playing make believe.
Share the wildest dreams in your heart
That you’re each hoping to achieve.
Make time to go out exploring
To fuel that giant sense of wonder.
Get fired-up for their passions
See what magic lives up under.
Go on a rock hunting expedition.
Be sure to ask the rock its name.
Then build a wondrous fairy house
To spark that imaginative flame.
Teach heart-empowered messages
Through reading favourite books.
Pause for integrative questions
And to resolve any puzzled looks.
Paint Picasso-style self portraits.
Collaborate silly songs that rhyme.
Have dance parties in the kitchen
When it’s the middle of supper time.
Get all dressed up on Halloween.
Show the kids you’re excited as can be.
Prove you’ve lost your inhibitions.
Let your imagination run wild and free.
Overflow their hearts with love.
Give them way too many kisses.
Make up imaginative stories and
Believe in magic unicorn wishes.
Give your undivided attention.
Play bumper cars out on the deck.
Wrestle, tickle, give piggybacks,
Feel those little arms around your neck.
They don’t need to grow up fast.
So, let them just stay little.
They’ll be full grown before you know it,
Show them how to be free and little.
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