Saturday, April 21, 2012
S is for Squeaky
There are so many things I love about Squeaky. She is so creative. She loves to make up stories and plays, write and illustrate books, design activity sheets and magazines. She dreams about opening a bookstore and a restaurant.
It is fun to see my little baby girl turn into someone I can talk to. I enjoy talking to Squeaky and finding out what she's thinking. She's a thinker! One day recently Squeaky and I had a serious conversation about obedience. I was talking to her about how sometimes it seems like she takes a really long time to do whatever I've asked her to do. She grabbed a piece of paper and scribbled a little picture to help illustrate her point of view. This actually was really helpful! It made me understand her in a way I never had before.
She explained that in the first picture she is standing by her bed and laying her jammies out on it. Then comes the command, "Put on jammies." And the last box is what she really wanted me to know, "I want to have fun while obeying." :) I thought this was a great insight for a 7 year old to have about themselves. It has been helpful since then. I've been able to tell her when she just needs to obey for the sake of speed or safety or when she has time to have fun while obeying.