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Here's one especially for parents and grandparents of younger children. Some years ago I had one of those page-a-day calendars -- a variation that was written especially for parents, with an encouraging quote and Scripture verse on each page. I liked some of the quotes well enough to save the little pages. Now I'm decluttering, and thought I would share the quote and toss the page at last. Here it is:
"Many children discover their life's work through creative, playful activities. As parents of future Thomas Edisons, this means we need to give up our dreams of winning the House Beautiful award. Inventive pursuits often produce creative messes." -- Kathy Peel and Joy Mahaffey
This is so true. When my kids were young, I'm afraid our house was not always the neatest. I kept art and craft supplies and all sorts of interesting bits and pieces around for them to create with. It wasn't always neat, but they learned valuable lessons about creativity and had a lot of fun. My house is usually a bit more orderly these days, but my grandkids know just where to find the art supplies!