Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Give Them Opportunity

I have up on my wall some of that blank paper they wrap around your breakables from Hobby Lobby. Yes, two sheets. One taped to the wall and one to the door. They are there for when my sweet grandbaby, Bekki, who is 3 visits again. She had totally covered the last one we had up and I came across two more and replaced the other one. You see in our house we let them "write on the wall". Okay, not literally on the wall but when Mandi was little some 30 odd years ago. I heard someone say they were going to write on the wall why not cover it with paper and let them go at it. Trying to encourage them to stay on the paper. We had access to reams of used computer paper back when it came in long held together sheets that went on for miles. I tore some apart and taped them on the wall. Voila, the beginning of creativity in my children. I love their creativity. They will try so many things. Sewing, drawing, painting, crocheting, whatever hits their fancy. I WAS always so afraid but they inspire me. I remember one time one of the girls was going to decorate their flags for the flag group. One of her friends was like well I will have to go to town and get stuff to do that. But my daughter didn't. We had glitter, glue, paint, etc The other girl was so surprised. But if you want your children to be creative you have to have the supplies. Even if you pick them up a little at a time. Let them paint, cook, write, draw, put glitter on anything, every thing. I love glitter, don't you? And I love creating. And giving my girls creative license is something I'm so proud I was able to do.

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