Do you rememeber the two cute little girls, I mentioned a couple of months ago? The ones with the two painted sketching journals? The ones that made me broke all my artist's rules? I have blogged about them here.
Just before receiving their sketching journals, their mum had an other fabulus idea. She asked for a journal for each girl, to use as a questions-answer diary. You know, questions that every little girl has, but is afraid/ ashamed/ scared to death, to ask/discuss even with mama. It was the first time I was hearing about anything similar, but as I've told you before, the girls' mum was something like a kindred mommy spirit.
Even before starting on the journals, my own little ("not-so-little mum - I am eleven officially") girl, asked for one. I made a quick one for her, and the magic begun to happen. I didn't even know that she had thoughts of this kind at her age. I had thought that perhaps she would ask a couple of questions about boys and she would forget about the whole project. Instead, she begun to write almost daily - most of the times not even questioning - but explaining - her views of the world around her. I was more than impressed. She is writing long essays and expresses ideas and feelings (thank God for me and her papa still) that amaze me. She is concerned for her small world of course, but also for local, society and even global issues, while she tries to shape herself to fit her ideas and perceptions.
Our journal has become something like the pen pal friends we had when we were young, but augmented a million times. She is sure that she can write anything, as the recipient is the person who will never doubt her - her mom.
Anyway, I could continue to write about all this for many hours as I am still stunned, and I suggest you do it with your kids - you will be stunned too.
The fact is, that this miracle had almost happened when I started with these journals. So instead of making only what I had described in my listing, I tried to express all my gratitude to this amazing mama and her brilliant ideas.
The results can be seen in the photos and the videos (Blue journal, pink journal) . As my daughter said "When I am getting married, you will make a journal just like these for me"
Thank you Mirf one thousand times. I hope that you will receive the same love and hapinness as I , through these journals