The gift of words, either the written or spoken kind, is the best in my opinion. Sometimes, though, when it comes to little ones, it seems like nothing is entertaining enough. Or they would rather be playing. I honestly don’t blame them. However, every once in awhile they will say something that lets you know you are definitely doing something right.
This is what happened to me today.
My boys and I were playing on our rug. My oldest said he wanted to make a park with a bridge nearby it. We got to work finding toys that would make a park and a bridge. We were making a bridge out of Legos when I asked him where the bridge was going to take him. He said “to the Bronx”. I was happy just knowing he knew a borough of NYC. After building the bridge he then looked at me and said “I want to make a city of windows Mommy” in his nonchalant, childlike way. At first, I was in awe. A city of windows. How amazing for a kid his age. Then, it dawned on me. And I became that proud and honored teacher . But this time it was for my own little one. I asked him where he got that from and he said ” Mommy, it is from that book in my room you read to me. The purple crayon”. Yes, I have read Harold and the Purple Crayon to him hundreds of times. And there were many times where I thought it fell on deaf ears.
It paid off. Reading to my littles has paid off. Not only has that made the reader, writer, and teacher in me happy. It has made the Mommy in me amazed, ecstatic, and overall proud of my biggest little. A city of windows. Wow. Just plain old wow. Just when you think you aren’t doing enough they throw something like that at you and that’s all you need to keep going.
Keep reading to your little ones. You got this!
Let me know about a time when your little ones amazed you! Comment below
***This is a picture of the park and bridge. Bridge made by yours truly. Not too shabby, huh?