Monday, August 6, 2012

Perspective

Here are a couple of different perspectives, depending on your point of view.

If you are a tall person, you see this...


 If you are a toddler, you see this...



If you have young kids and you are at an eating establishment and see a sandbox, what do you think?  I think, glorified litter box, germs, grit,  filth, sand on the kids and sand in my car.  Sand is for the beach, where I expect it and am prepared for it.

A kid would probably think, yippee, SAND!



When a kid sees a sandbox full of water, they probably think, there goes all the fun!  When I see it, it's, oh, thank goodness, no excuses necessary!





Have a great week!

32 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Sandboxes certainly don't look like good places for your child to play in, we don't really have them over here due to health and safety rules. I love the idea of perspective though, it's amazing the differences we go through in mentality and stature as most of us grow up.

Mark said...

I actually still get excited by sandpits and even better by ballpits. Ballpits are awesome. It can be good to see the world from a child's eyes sometimes :)

Peggy K said...

Please tell me both things were not in the same place!!!

Mamma has spoken said...

AW let those grandbabies play in the sandbox and then send them home with mom and dad ;o)
But seriously, a sandbox at a restaurant? Never heard of such a thing and can see where the sandbox can be a blessing and a curse at the same time (yea keep the kids entertained, crap we have to clean the sand off them before they can eat).

Hartwood Roses said...

I love the way you think!

troutbirder said...

For real? Yuk....

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Yep, we definitely see the mess at the end but kids see the fun journey along the way!

Deborah said...

Oh my goodness, I would not like a sandbox for my kids to play in at a restaurant. Ish! I even used to hate those balls! Gross!

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the laughs! 'glorified litterbox'. :)

Lynn Proctor said...

so true---cool post :)

Katherines Corner said...

I think yippee, mud pies, LOL xo

Karen said...

I always loved the idea of sandboxes when I was young and when my kids were little. But we also had cats... not a good mix. Same thing with food establishments..?!

Jimmy said...

We never think of the different view a toddler has than we do, I can just imagine Benjamin with a sandbox, water or not he would be jumping right in Ha Ha

lotta joy said...

I would rather imagine you getting down on toddler level taking that photo!

Gigi said...

I love the different perspectives! As adults, we do tend to forget what life looks like for a small one.

And, do my eyes deceive me, or is that the place I'm thinking it is? Yummmmmm! Now I'm craving chips and a margarita!

Kathleen said...

Two different perspectives--really cool. I never really thought about that, but it is in everything we do. Very interesting --great post ;o)

Katie said...

Oh, I love, love, love that second photograph! The perspective is perfect, and the colors and shiny chrome are fantastic! Well done!

So. Cal. Gal said...

We used to go to the beach several times during the summer when I was a kid...and I hated it! There's (almost) nothing worse than sand in your crotch. lol!

Yum-Yum said...

What an imaginative camera your eye has! Love the second photograph but in the context of "perspective" kudos on creativity! Is that sandbox in an eatery a Texan thang??? YIKES!

Pat Tillett said...

I'll take the higher perspective if you please. When I see a kids sandbox, I think of all the cat poop that is probably in it... sorry!

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the second perspective on both topics. We need to think more like children and not stress out so much! Great post. xo

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Love it!!!!I guess that's why when we get older everything looks so much smaller.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I talk about this a lot...and use it as a teaching point for my kids! to recognize others perspective is a form of empathy...a very good virtue I think! your photos are a great illustration of that!!

Powdered Toast Man said...

Sand is my nemesis. I will find a way to defeat its evilness.

Sally said...

Great photo's and illustrations of perspectives. I'm so glad there are no longer any sandboxes around here. I can remember WAY LONG AGO, a child had ringworm and it was blamed on the sand in the box.

You sure can give us things to think about! :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Love the pictures and I so agree If I saw a sandbox at an eating establishment I would think germs and filth also.

Life Unordinary said...

nice, i was hoping for more pictures...

Jenny said...

What a perfect post! It truly is about perspective, isn't it?

Perspective, tolerance and margaritas.

Oops.

Did I say that last one out loud?

gmarch53 said...

So "Spot On" Sarcastic Granny! Who knew that when we are so young are perspective would change so much as we age! BTW playing in the sandbox brings back memories of all kinds bliss and blisters!!!

Gene Pool Diva said...

Water would never have kept me out of the sandbox, but now, oh no way. Hey while you're there could you toss me a negra modelo?

Farida said...

I try to be positive no matter how depressing the situation is. Stay heppy always together with those you love!♥♥♥

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, yes, it's all in one's point of view.