There’s the object of our attention: The Water Clock
When we got to the museum it was just moments before 1 pm. That means the big water clock was about to empty out.
As I observed Theo staring up at all those spaces filled with blue fluid, I realized that I’ve never sat with him and watched the ‘show.’
I did that once with Nic, but before Theo’s time.
Why had I not realized?
It was cool to sit there and watch the water flow and talk about time and the physics of this particular clock.
I’m grateful that I noticed Theo’s attention and was open to going where it/he led.
We go the children’s museum almost weekly (well, when school is in session anyway 😉 ) but I’ve found that it doesn’t get tedious or ‘old’ as long as we don’t follow the same path each time.
It can be a different (and yet known and comfortable) place each time if I follow their attention and interest.