Me, too. 🙂

Reminds me of something I read ages ago. Robert Fulghum, perhaps? Anyway, it was talking about how, if you were with a group of five-year-olds and you said, “Let’s sing something” they’d say, “Yay! We love to sing! Let’s sing (pick just about any simple song)!” And if you said, “Let’s draw something” they’d say, “Yay! We love to draw! I’m gonna draw a (pick just about anything you can find at home, on earth, underwater, or in space)!” And if you said, “Let’s dance” they’d say, “Yay! We love to dance!” And a great shaking of booty would commence.

However, if you were with adults and you said “Let’s sing something” they’d say, “Oh, no… I’m a terrible singer. Can’t carry a tune in a bucket.” And if you said, “Let’s draw something” they’d say, “Oh, no… I can’t draw. It would all look like chicken scratches.” And if you said, “Let’s dance” they’d say, “Oh, no… I can’t dance. I’d look totally ridiculous.” And no shaking of booty would commence.

I don’t think we really do kids any favours by “developing” them from perspective A to perspective B.

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