“Other people don’t know recycling is fun?”
“It’s not fun, it fights global warming!”
“Can’t that be fun”
“No global warming is serious!”
“But fun serious?”
We talk often about how widening a child’s experience helps them widen their possibilities. In our initial discussion, many struggled to move past the few direct experiences they had, most notably Ariel from The Little Mermaid and her “Dinglehopper.” However, as each offered an idea they also sparked another what if in their peer until a symphony of “ooh what abouts” erupted. It was unbelievably exciting to see our kids so actively take note of each other — collectively fueling their imaginations. They held up their sheets, compared ideas, encouraged and “oh yeah-ed.” Best of all were the questions inspired - Do you think that…? What if…? Have you ever…?
To question is to recognize that possibility of an unknown… an unknown that might just reveal endless possibilities.