Saturday, January 14, 2012
On the Day Peace Was Born
Around age 2 or 2-1/2 is a good time to ask a child about their birth. They're still close to it and are starting to get verbal. It helps to do it in that golden hour of the subconscious, either right before falling asleep or right after waking up. Kind of neat to hear how they respond.
I had one friend who's child said they heard, "Whoosh. Whoosh. Whoosh." (Presumably the sound of the heartbeat in utero.)
When I asked Ezra at that age, he said something about a tunnel (and didn't elaborate much beyond that).
Kind of a neat thing to do.
The Noah Wyle narrated movie, What Babies Want, has an interview with a birth psychologist who talks about a young girl she was working with who re-created her birth scene (a c-section, the psychologist had the toy-like props available) down to the last detail of where everybody was in the room, what was happening, etc.
Birth is important and babies feel things and our souls remember things and I just love all that stuff.