When I was a little girl my family spent a lot of time at the beach. I even had a fringed shirt that said "Beach Bunny" on it!
One of the many activities that kept my attention was digging a hole to China. Did anyone else ever do that? I can't be the only one. Can I?
It occurred to me that no one ever told me I couldn't do it. I don't have a single memory of any grown-up saying that it was impossible to dig a hole through the earth and end up in China.
In my head, I started to form a metaphor about letting kids have dreams and ambitions. About never letting them think anything was impossible and the adults all wishing they could have the hope of a child.
But then, suddenly, I realized why no one ever told me that digging a hole to China is impossible.
Think about it. What reason can you think for not telling a super chatty child that she can't actually dig a hole deep enough and that she'd die from the molten core long before China was even an option?
Yep. Now that I'm a mom, I totally get it. If any of my children ever want to dig a hole to China I'll be happy to let them try while I enjoy the beauty of the beach.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Shared by Jennifer at 4/18/2012 09:17:00 PM
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