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"There's nothing really wrong with them, except they are ashy and in need of lotion," I quickly replied.
Three other little people plopped down in front of me, eager to get a gander at my knees. They began to rub my ashy knees, enthralled with the texture. Another boy began to poke.
"Do this! It's awesome!" he exclaimed.
I couldn't control myself any longer. I laughed aloud and asked the busy children to move into their own spaces.
When I got home that afternoon, my curiosity got the best of me and I poked my own knee to see what the big hullabaloo was about. It turns out my skin turns white and then pink each time it is poked. I chuckled to myself and thought about how easy it is to ignite the curiosity of young children. They can find the wonder and awe in the most mundane of situations.
I need to take a lesson from these kindergartners. I need to slllllooooooow down and take the time to notice and appreciate the extraordinary in the ordinary around me. That includes my awesome knees.