If your kids are anything like mine I bet you have stacks of beautiful artwork from them stored in your house. Mine draw every day and are always coming up with great ideas. Mostly these ideas stay on the paper, but sometimes they end up coming to life.
A little while ago my 5 year old drew this picture of a birdhouse, accompanied by a note… ‘Dear Daddy, can you make this birdhouse tomorrow?’.
She also made a list of things we would need for the birds and things that birds like (apparently they like balloons).
She even went as far as drawing a picture of our car with some paint in the back because she wanted to go to the shops to get some paint for it.
And so I thought why not? We should definitely try and make her ideas reality! That weekend her and her dad went out to the garage to get started.
She explained to him exactly how she wanted it to look, and they did the whole thing together.
She was so happy that it turned out just how she had wanted it. I had imagined a smaller birdhouse myself, but it wasn’t about my vision.
Lastly, a sign to let the birds know they could visit.
Isn’t it beautiful? We put it out into the garden ready for the birds to discover.
It was beautiful for me to see the pride on her face and the sense of accomplishment she got from seeing one of her ideas through from start to finish. Something we will definitely be doing more of in the future!