"Mom, I'm going to build the biggest, tallest building in the world one day," says my youngest son.
"If you want to do it, you can and you will," I reply.
I have no doubt he will do anything he sets out to do. My youngest child is very creative and artsy. He loves to build, design and draw. He's a big dreamer. That's a connection I have with him. He is always thinking of what he can do next. And truth is, this child can follow instructions like nothing I've ever seen before. I gave him a rubber band bracelet kit--he asked for it--and said, "I have no clue what to do with these things." Within minutes, he was turning out one bracelet after another. (Tha t ability to follow directions, he didn't get from me.)
My oldest son can't follow instructions because he's always in overdrive. He's very scattered and disorganized. But he has debating skills like you wouldn't believe. He's only 9 and he can debate any topic he reads about and make you believe he's right. He catches me off-guard quite often with his debating skills. There is no limit to what he can do.
My middle son is more musically inclined than the other two and loves to sing, dance and wants to play the guitar. I had to do some digging to get this out of him. He's relatively shy about performing in front of large groups, but loves being videoed singing and dancing. Maybe you'll see him on one of those talent shows on television one day.
For Christmas last year, Santa--who must have been drunk--brought a guitar, a drum set, a CD player, and about a bazillion Legos and Kinex blocks. Whatever we can do to encourage those big dreams, we'll do. And heaven help anyone who tries to discourage them!
Dream big! Thanks for reading!