Posted by in letters to the boys

Shiya and I watched Babies last night and Shiya was mesmerized.  There’s no dialogue, it’s just scenes of four babies over the first year of their life.  There is so much universality in being a human baby.  The babies were raised in such different environments and year made such similar discoveries and has such similar developmental pathways.  But it struck me how much time the babies in Africa and Mongolia spent in nature.  Playing with dirt, water, animals, sticks…  And by contrast the babies in the US and Tokyo were embarrassingly over attended to in loud, fast environments virtually free of nature.  More nature.  We (meaning me and Shiya and all of our future family members) need more nature in our lives!!