Friday, March 25, 2011

Making a Connection..

I have to admit to a bit of an obsession...crafts with the kids. I love to go through magazines and look for that one thing that the kids will get excited to do with me. This week I found this,

I am totally tempted to do this with the kids, and the recent family fun magazine had an absolute TON, of activities.

Why then, do you ask that I am not a Target like store picking up supplies as we speak...

Neither kid seems all that into the craft thing right now...sign

I recently organized thier school art supplies, and though they love it, they see it less as a fun way to do art and more as a way to make sure we are not on thier asses about cleaning up.

Where am I going with this is, what are the things you do to make a connection with your child...where do you meet them? What are your passions that you want to share with them?

I love to read and though Thing One struggles, I fully expect her to eventually develop the love and I CAN'T WAIT. I am so excited to share with her the books I love and connect with, insert any Lucy Maud Montgomery book here. When Thing Two gets there with reading I fully expect SciFi discussions about what is feasible and what is a total joke that the author knows is unreal. But what if, what if reading is somthing they despise, and so is crafts, and geocaching and all the other things we love to do..

Pursuing whatever the Things are into is totally good with me, right now, but what happens down the road? How many parents are into something only so long as thier Things are in the house, or unable to get themselves to and from the acitivy. I want to be relevant in thier lives, to be a person beyond when they live here, to be thier champion.

Is that somethign that you can plan and implement when they are young, I am totally unsure?

1 comment:

  1. I understand where you are coming from. I hope that my girls develop some of the same interests so that we can share them.