Being a parent is such a learning journey. You could read thousands of "how to" parent books and still not have a clue how exactly you are going to do it until you are actually in the moment. I always wondered before I became a mom what my kids would like. Would they naturally be drawn to baseball since their dad is a die hard baseball guy or would they somehow like something totally different? It's a crazy thing how kids are drawn to certain things. It's like they already have those talents or interests hidden deep inside and it's our job as a parent to help them discover what those are.
I believe that
every child has a need to express themselves. Whether that's through
their imagination, sports, or other creative outlets. A few weeks ago my
sister and I (before she left for Germany) brought Max to pottery
painting studio. He is almost three and to be honest I had no idea how
he would respond. Most sit down non moving activities usually bore Max
within a few minutes so we were prepared to spend maybe 10 minutes tops
there before all hell broke loose and we had to leave.
So here is how it went...
He sat there for almost an hour and carefully painted his robot
piggy bank that he picked out. I have never seen him so focused and
into a solitary activity like I did with painting. He was very specific
about what colors he wanted and how many coats each spot needed. He was in painting heaven. It was his thing.