Updated: Jan 9
For some reason, Ace and Hope have decided that their bedroom is their sanctuary. It is their safe place where it is okay to play nicely together. In there, it is acceptable to share all of the toys...with rare exception. In any other room in the house, Hope is barely allowed to look at Ace, let alone talk to him or play with him or share toys...with rare exception.
Most of the time, when they wander upstairs to the bedroom together, we just let them do their thing unsupervised because it is a moment so rare we don't want to screw it up.
I like to sit within earshot and listen to them talk to each other. It is pretty entertaining. These little people sure have wild imaginations.
I hope that I can provide an environment as a father that encourages those wild imaginations. I certainly don't want to stifle them.
I think we live in a world that often casts away imaginative and creative types as weirdos. Newsflash, we all have some weirdo in us. Our weirdness is what makes us unique. With that in mind, let's get weird, and let's let our kids stay weird.
If you don't feel like you possess imaginative or creative qualities, it's not too late to learn.
If you don't want to learn, that's your prerogative. Find a way to encourage someone else in their pursuits.