. . .then the Mayans were wrong. Honestly, there’s probably another stone page to that calendar that hasn’t been unearthed yet.
Okay, be honest. How many of you were going around yesterday with the words to ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It‘ stuck in your heads? I’ll raise my hand first and only because it was kinda fun to do so.
All this end of the world stuff and recent tragedies got me to thinking . . .
Then, the other day, a friend posted on Facebook that she was consoling her son because he was upset he couldn’t make a snow angel before school. I posted back that there would be more snow after school.
But afterward I had change of heart . . .
What does it hurt to let a child make a snow angel before school?
Yes, he might get a little wet. Yes, there may be a time issue. But, he’ll dry and I’m betting a teacher would understand a few minutes of time for such a beautiful act.
If your children (within reason) want to finger paint naked, slide down the stairs in their sleeping bags, dance on the coffee table, make snow angels before school, or snow men, or snow forts–let them. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow or the next day, etc. Support your children’s dreams (again, within reason), listen to them, let them fall, because they will, and be there to pick them up. If your kids want singing lessons, or art supplies, or dance lessons instead of sporting equipment, let them and vice versa.
Let them shine!
Because, even though the end of the world didn’t happen on 12/21/12, you don’t know when the world as you know it might.
For the people in Newtown, CT, at Columbine, the Aurora theatre, Virginia Tech, and so on, I’m sure it felt like the end of their world.
Keep a special place in your hearts for those who have lost loved ones (that would be about everyone) this Holiday Season. Hug and kiss your kids even if they think it’s mushy.
Have a Merry/Happy Christmas and a bright and prosperous New Year!