“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” ~Thomas Edison
Up To Mischief Or Simply Creative?
As parents, many of us have photo evidence of the mischief our kid’s get up to, but these photo’s are actually a very good and simple example of a 4 year old’s explorative mind. I went to use the soap in the bathroom and noticed it missing, then glimpsed something under the soap dish. My son was obviously washing his hands very well because he say’s he ‘wanted to see if my comb could cut the soap because he thought it was a nice idea to make smaller pieces for everyone so when we all needed to wash our hands at the same time we had a piece each’.
I’m not so sure that’s actually what he was thinking as he was doing it, but he was thinking while he was experimenting.
I wish he had cleaned my comb before he put it away, but I dismissed what he thought was going to be a telling off. I can see now why he hid the new mini soaps.
Over the following days I noticed how proud he was when there were actually a few occasions when we both used the mini soaps together.
Such a simple example, but sometimes I myself need to be reminded how easy it is to jump on them for ruining things, but more often than not it’s obvious they are just exploring and trying things out.