Ah, the whimsy of creativity hits when you least expect it but only if you keep your eyes wide open.
Allow me to introduce you to exhibit A. A regular old cheese stick, daintily sprinkled with some cheese. Ah…but it’s not so average is it?
Take a close look and you’ll see what my big kid saw: a face. Yep.
There it is. She was happily chomping away and then out of nowhere, she sees the image of a face and insists that I take a photo of it. I don’t mind because I think it’s neat and impressive that she’s able to see beyond what is in front of her.
Truth be told, ever since she was but a wee one, she’s always stared and analyzed her food. She was never the child that scarfed down food by the mouthfuls. She’s always looked at every bite and would comment about what she liked and didn’t like. During her preschool years, she went through a phase where she wouldn’t eat the lunches at her day care. When I asked her why, she said ‘the food smells bland’.
Yep, that’s my child and she’s amazing. As parents, I think it’s our job to celebrate our children as they are, to embrace every strength and skill and give them the space and trust to grow as individuals.
Having a little bit of creativity will hopefully translate into a creative adult capable of coming up with innovative ideas that may lead to some pretty big things.
At least, that’s the hope!
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