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Think Like a Kid Again!


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Playing with my daughter is an endless source of creative inspiration. Yesterday I tried to teach her how to draw with crayons. Although she preferred to eat them (she does not yet understand the difference between “non-toxic” and “lunch”) she did eventually make some marks on the page and so did I and my husband. D. drew a Crayola Rocket/Tank Crayon and I drew a “lovebug.” We had a ton of fun.

Today wee-one and I went to my mother’s house. A flat-packed, new highchair had arrived in the mail and I sat down to assemble it. True to the nature of children, wee-one discovered the box! She loved sitting on it. Then I turned it into a tunnel which we took turns crawling through. And then, I realized what a lovely pitched roof the box would make. Directly behind me were two more large boxes containing luggage. Instead of luggage boxes, I saw a playhouse! I asked my mother to save me the boxes and I have started to dream about making wee-one’s new recycled cardboard playhouse!

If you are experiencing a creative slump, might I suggest getting on the ground and playing with a kid or two or three or ten. Nothing like a game of pretend to get the juices going…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 06.23.2008 9:45 pm

    I don’t need no stinkin’ kids to play with to get in touch with my inner child :-p Hmm. Might be a Gemini thing ^-^

  2. 06.24.2008 7:47 am

    I don’t know when crayons aren’t food anymore, but they still get eaten in my house!

  3. 06.24.2008 10:04 am

    Sock Monkey!!!

    Self renewal is a full time job. It’s good that the Little One is on the job! šŸ™‚

    At the risk of being cheesy, there’s a wonderful Rumi quote that is vaguely applicable:

    “Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
    and frightened.
    Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
    Let the beauty we love be what we do.
    There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”


  4. yup, another sara permalink
    06.24.2008 5:11 pm

    I love the sock monkey head!

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