As I saw Valentina interacting with the different children and animals that live close by, it reminded me of my own childhood. My two sisters, Shelly and Lisa spent many sunny days outdoors with nothing much more than our imaginations. We usually had a ball or a skipping rope and we came up with game after game for hours on end. It was our freedom from my ex step mother Ruth, we could be little kids without worrying if we said or did something to displease her.
I love when Valentina sits down with her craft box and just amuses herself with her many ideas, she creates pictures of ideas that she has seen or heard. I adore that she thinks and uses her imagination... I do find that since she is basically being raised as an only child that it is a bit harder for her not to want to be entertained. I had my sisters to bounce ideas off of or become creative with...
I think as parents we need to encourage our children to use the creativity they have, whether is is playing sports, crafts, reading, writing, singing... whatever it is, encourage them in their endeavors. Otherwise I can see our children coming from the generation that looks to things to entertain them... instead of looking to themselves.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥