Adult vs. Kids Visions

When I look at a patch of dandelions,
I see a bunch of weeds that are
going to take over my yard.

My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing
white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he
smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty
person who probably wants money
and I look away.

My kids see someone smiling at them
and they smile back.

When I hear music I love,
I know I can't carry a tune and
don't have much rhythm so I sit
self consciously and listen.

My kids feel the beat and move to it.
They sing out the words. If they
don't know them, they make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face,
I brace myself against it.
I feel it messing up my hair and
pulling me back when I walk.

My kids close their eyes, spread their arms
and fly with it until they fall to
the ground laughing.

When I pray I say Thee and Thou
and grant me this, give me that.

My kids say, "Hi God!!! Thanks for
my toys and my friends. Please keep
the bad dreams away tonight. Sorry,
I don't want to go to Heaven yet.
I would miss my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle, I step around it.
I see muddy shoes and clothes and dirty carpets.

My kids sit in it. They see dams to build,
rivers to cross and worms to play with.

I wonder if we are given kids
to teach or to learn from?

No wonder God loves the little children!!