Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Creative Liberty

Do your children like to make things? This is one of my children's versions of an 'action figure'!
As a parent, we often say 'no' just because we don 't want to be bothered or have to pick up a mess. I do understand that COMPLETELY. However, I am learning, that we can say 'yes' a lot more than we think we can!
My kids have a table in one of the bedrooms (it was in the den at one time) where they can go and make messes, creative messes of course! But this are is where they can pretty much have a free-for-all with markers, paints, glue, tape, etc.
My kids also like to try to turn almost every piece of 'garbage' into a 'treasure'. Now yes, I do get bothered with all the clutter so there is some rules about it, but for the most part, let them have the empty oatmeal can, the empty Parmesan cheese shaker, the scraps of fabric, and every box that comes through the house,lol! Let God teach them to make lemonade out of life's lemons!


Lacy said...

what a wonderful idea!

Donna said...

Thank you Lacy!