Take a few seconds for a little laughter as well as an important reminder.
One of the positives of social media is that it can provide a little laughter here and there. And this was just the case when a video popped up of a little boy being very busy at some weed trimming.
The little toddler has his very own weed trimmer — don’t worry, it’s fake! And with his garden tool in hand he busily sets about tidying up the yard. What’s hysterical is the sound of the tiny tot as he emulates pretty well the noise of the real trimmer.
At first sight you might be thinking that the video, while cute, is just a little bit of entertainment. However, there’s a little message to remind parents, and grownups everywhere, about our behavior: Children truly are sponges; they mirror our behavior and will copy everything we say and do.
This little boy also reminds us just how much children love to roll up their sleeves and get busy doing adult tasks. And this is something we should all encourage — within the limits of physical and mental ability, and of course, safety.
We can provide our children with the skills and know-how to do tasks — even if they’re pretend or simple — that will help them realize they’re an integral part of family life, and that will give them good habits for the future.
So just take a little look below for a few seconds of sheer delight: