Hi! My name is Alishia and I am a KraftaholicMommy!
I love that I am in a marriage with someone just as creative as I am. I love that my husband and I love creating new things. What makes my heart sing even more is knowing that my little man is really starting to come into his own with his creativity.
So, how do you reign in the creativity? I don’t. At least not at home. I let him express his creativity as big as he can. When it comes to reading books for school tests, I remind him that when he answers questions about the book, he should answer with what the author wrote. Once he has taken his test, before he and I move on to the next book that next day, I love asking him to tell me how he would change the book from the day before. He loves drawing inspiration from books and movies and creating his own story. He does such a great job in coming up with a story that has purpose and for a six year old munchkin, I think that is pretty awesome.
When it comes to his expression of creativity, typically he tells stories, draws, and builds. His stories are amazing. His drawings are really starting to have a storyline and he loves creating new things with his drawings. He will draw a really cool truck and later, I find him in his room trying to build that drawing with legos.
I am a firm believer in letting kids be kids. I want him to run around and play. I want him to experience a happy childhood that he can look back on and be happy about. I don’t want him growing up too fast. He is only going to be six years old for only a year. Every single day, he is that much older. I want him to have a childhood for as long as possible. I want him to enjoy the puddle at the end of the drive. I want him to run like a mad munchkin through the leaves. Why?
Because being an adult in the world today is not easy. There are only a handful of things that gets me through the rough patches. My husband and son, family, crafting, and the most important of all, God. I want him to develop ways to blow off the steam from stressful days. I always tell him that it is okay for him to feel his feelings, it is not okay for him to take those feelings out on others. When he has a rough day at school and he comes home stressed and aggravated, I try to get him to create something.
At first, he will start off by saying that he doesn’t want to do anything. I tell him that it is okay, that when he is ready to join me, he can. At that point, I take out the legos, paper and crayons, or blocks and I start building things. After about three minutes at most, he has taken over and is starting to relax and have a good time.
I remind him as often as I can that life isn’t always easy, but doing something positive, will help him through the hard times. I love that he is starting to take that to heart. He is realizing that being creative helps get you through some really not so fun times. He knows that when he gets in that creative zone, he is not going to be judged, he is not going to be made fun of, and that no matter what I love him and I am here for him.
Creativity is a huge part of our house. We are all usually spending our lazy days working on something creative. No matter what my husband or I are doing, when Monkey brings us something that he created to us, we stop and let him tell us all about it and we are so proud of him in his creation. He loves making things and I never want that to stop.
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