A few nights ago Adelade had one of those evenings filled with unanswerable questions. After she cried over all the things about this world that are so hard to understand, she got ready for bed and then approached me thoughtfully.
I have a question, she said. I’m kind of embarrassed to ask it.
Thinking that she was about to hit me with another tough topic, I braced myself.
Could I, maybe, um, do you think it would be crazy if, uh, if I asked if I could, well, um, start a blog?
I thought about it for a minute.
Sure, I told her. We could probably get a blog going for you.
REALLY? She was completely shocked. I thought you would think it’s a dumb idea!
When those words came out of her mouth, my brain filled up with a hundred flashbacks of all the nos that I deliver to my kids. The that-won’t-works. The you’re-too-youngs. The trust-me-it’s-not-a-good-ideas. And, I realized that maybe through my immediate dismissal of lots of kid ideas, I am sending the message to my kids that I think their ideas are dumb. That is so, so far from the truth. But, maybe that’s the impression I’m giving.
So, as of Sunday, Adelade and I launched her brand new blog. It’s going to be a collection of teaching ideas for school and Sunday school teachers. She thinks that teachers could benefit from hearing ideas from a kids’ perspective.
And, I think it’s a great idea.
If you’d like to check out Adelade’s blog or pass it on to teacher friends, click here!
Today I linked up over at All Kinds of Thing’s Tuesday Talk!