crafty mamas and kids

March 25, 2009 at 3:16 am Leave a comment

We started our own crafty mama and kids Mondays here yesterday. Here is Joanna and Axel and her first hat. Four mamas and six children. A few stitches were knit, some tea made, and lots of other play. Gabe our knitting guru kept making the rounds helping us out. Sweet fun. Especially with the newly converted craft and play room.

Nurturing creativity. It has even more to do with how we interact with our children than anything else. Consider this exchange…

Mama, what’s that?

That? That’s called a roller skate.

Oh. For chickens?

Chickens? Are you asking if chickens like to roller skate?

Yeah.

Well. Hmmm. I’m not sure. I’ve seen people use roller skates. They slide a shoe inside those straps and then roll around on the wheels. What do you think?

Chickens.

You think chickens use them?

Yeah.

Oh. Well, of course that’s possible. Do you want to take the roller skate over near the chickens and see what happens?

Yeah.

They try it, taking the roller skate to the chickens. Turns out chickens don’t roller skate. At least not this time, and not while we were watching.

Be open.
Be neutral. (Do you remember what it felt like to be laughed at?)
“Who knows where these ideas come from.”

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