When my big kid gets an idea. It has to be executed immediately. Sometimes, oftentimes, that happens when I’m tied up with doing something else like making dinner or some other task that requires my full attention. I’ll tell her that, I’m sorry but, I just can’t help her at that moment. Most of the time I suggest that she start with a sketch of her idea and wait for me to be free again to help her move on to the next step but that is hardly satisfying.
You want to know what she finds satisfying? Just doing it and seeing her project all the way through to completion even if that means she has to do it all by herself, that it might not fit and that it might be a little wonky. She’s way more interested in seeing her vision through than executing it perfectly.
On Friday she decided to make Avery a pair of mittens. She traced, cut and sewed these all by herself except for the part where I threaded the needle for her. She’s unstoppable that kid. She must just absorb this stuff by osmosis.