I am sure you wonder, “Do the Cakies kids really like doing those crafty things or does their mom make them for the sake of the blog because my kids can’t sit still and just “craft” for hours on end?!” The answer is… yes, my kids really like making stuff all day long. We do plenty of projects together and they do plenty on their own just because they like making stuff. It’s just their thing.
True can last longer when it comes to making stuff, Brave will stop way before True does. Soul doesn’t really care too much about making things just yet. She kind of just walks around the house. That’s her thing. When we’re at my mom’s house, Soul just walks around. If we’re at my MIL’s, she just walks around. She is really funny that way.
Ben and I are always amazed at the things True and Brave come up with. We wonder if more nurture or nature comes into play. When I was a kid, I loved drawing. I would draw for hours on end and my mom would put me in drawing classes and buy me tons of drawing books. Ben was a maker too. He remembers making random things from oatmeal boxes for his parents and buying beads to make necklaces and bracelets (this was even in high school).
I surround my kids with opportunities to make things because it feels natural because that’s what I like to do. They do take dance classes and will soon take music classes, but we have yet to try our hand at any sports. Ben grew up playing sports and I hear he was quite the soccer player. Oh man. If my teenage self saw his teenage self playing soccer, which would be impossible seeing how I am seven years younger, I would definitely have been sending him secret admirer notes all the time. I’ve seen his soccer and football pictures, he was one really hot dude in high school and he just got even hotter as he got older! Anyhow, we try to encourage whatever it is we see our kids show interest in without overloading our already full schedule.
So yes, my kids really do like making things! It’s just a part of our family personality. Tell me a bit about your family personality… is it camping? Outdoor sports? Trying new places to eat together? I would love to hear what kinds of things your family really loves doing.