My littlest is a climber.
He seems to have a problem simply being at ground level. Now this used to mean I had great biceps from holding him all the time however he has discovered that he is part spider monkey and can climb up ANYTHING.
(DISCLAIMER: Since I do not want to go to jail for neglecting my child pictures of him on top of the kitchen table or climbing up the open drawers to stand on the counter top will not be shown...not that those things were allowed to happen of course!)
I hope that his desire to reach new heights is a sign of things to come in his life. As his adoring mommy I want him to reach for things just beyond his limits and achieve them! With that in mind, I temper my response to his climbing efforts. I try not to get frustrated when he carries his little chairs around to assist himself in getting to the top of something new. I remember that there will be many times that I want him to figure it out on his own and be resourceful.
Begining resourceful is what I feel like I have been demonstrating the past few days. Finding a new way to get things done. So tonight with the snow flying again, school cancelled for tomorrow, my kiddos got another Veggie Tale-athon on the projector while mommy ran 10 miles on the treadmill.
This week I am reaching for mileage just beyond my limits.
Do you or will you allow your children to do things that "break the rules" because you believe it is helping them learn to be ....confident, creative...?
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