I bought a neat book a few weeks ago entitled "What My Parents Did Right" - it is a parenting book filled with things that parents did right and that their now adult children appreciated. I thought it was such a neat idea for a book. What an encouragement to their parents! It has gotten me thinking about what my parents have done "right" and it has sparked a lot of conversations between Paul and me about what we want our kids to say we did "right."
One thing I remember so vividly that my dad did for me was build me a wooden toy airplane.
I was young and we'd been out on a walk and I found a little wing nut. To me it was like this precious jewel and I was so excited to have found this shiny, oddly shaped object. Dad was excited about it for me, and he ended up making me this wooden plane and the wing nut was the propeller for the plane.
That one, seemingly insignificant, incident (I don't know if he'll even remember that plane!) meant a lot to me. It meant that there was nothing too small or too silly. It meant that, with some creativity, you can make the best out of things.
I haven't finished the book yet, in fact I am only on chapter 4 of a 55 chapter book. But already I love this book and would recommend it to parents! Go out and buy yourself a copy!!
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Saturday Post -- 14/10/17
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