6-YO Boy’s ‘Mindful Morning Routine’ Leaves People in Splits | “Whose 55-YO Daddy Is Trapped in This Baby?”
Hey! What have you been up to this morning? Did you exercise, meditate and enjoy a moment of peace? Or are you like half of the world's population that snoozes their alarms and jumps out of their bed, grabs a bite of the sandwich while trying to put on their shoes because they are late and will miss the train to work? If you fall in the latter category, we have some inspiration for you.
A 6-year-old boy is setting goals of having a "mindful morning routine," and the boy has an otherworldly charm. The New York City young man is going viral for his 'me-time' before getting on with the day. His "casual" tea and book reading video is such a breath of fresh air. Ayaan, the son of children's book author, Alissa Holder looks indifferent to the hustle and bustle of the morning. Holder shared her son's video on her Instagram profile, where Ayaan can be seen holding a big mug, taking frequent sips of his honey and lemon tea while reading his book at 6.30 am, yes. LOL.
According to his mother, he does not like to be rushed into anything. But his mother was as shocked as us to see him behaving like a 'retired old man.' Holder wrote in her caption, "I was packing lunches for Ayaan & Alaïa and I look over to see Ayaan just casually drinking his lemon & honey tea and reading a new book." Haha! She continued, "At first, I laughed. Because…who does he think he is? But then I realized that glad he had this moment of calm and focus for himself before he started his day at school. I hope your day is off to a great start." Ah! Goals.
We can't help but feel a tad envious of this 6-year-old who seems to have clarity and focus in life while we are dragging ourselves through the day, unaware of our destinations. Apparently, Ayaan intentionally wakes up an hour early before his other siblings join in, his mother told TODAY. Holder's husband, Alpha Diop is an artist. They have two more kids, a 3-year-old daughter, Alaïa and a 5-month-old son, Asé. Holder shared, "Ayaan likes his alone time, and he also enjoys a calm and relaxing morning. He does not like to be rushed. So I will get him up early and he'll use the extra time to do a quiet activity."
We are convinced that the lad is an old soul. So far, the video has garnered 3.3 million views and thousands of comments. The first-grader also has a "self-care caddy" his mom places outside his room door. It contains his "essentials," like body lotion, face oil and a book. Instagram users are in awe of him. An Instagram user, @only1kescha wrote, "Whose 55-year-old daddy is trapped in this baby? Haha, love this." Another comment by @bellafontleroy read, "Yeah, he's been here before, LOL."
@anitafaniniquipped, "He clearly has his life together" while @nicosharbor summed up our feelings, "He's more accomplished than some adults I know." Bang on. Holder also shared that otherwise, Ayaan is an awesome and friendly kid, per TODAY. "He's always been really kind and caring," said Holder. The boy also likes entertaining his younger siblings, plays African drums, loves "all kinds of sports" and does food reviews. "He's definitely well-rounded," Holder concluded.