Ever since he could finally talk, D1 has had a favorite sandwich. He made it up himself, when he was about 3.
“What do you want for lunch son?”
“Eenut utter an eese.”
“Peanut butter and cheese? On a sandwich?!”
That first time he asked for it, I was pretty much shocked. (And yes, that is how he talked. We dealt with childhood apraxia of speech for many years.)
And he came up with this all by himself! Peanut butter and cheese sandwiches. He’s 11 now and not much has changed. He still LOVES these sandwiches, but now he makes his own, and he uses THREE pieces of bread for a double decker sandwich!
I love that my son, who we were told would be very delayed, came up with his own sandwich. I love that he enjoys preparing food (ok truth be told the boy can OUT-EAT all of us and so it’s pretty self-serving, but still!) And I love that the “expert” was wrong about him. He struggles but not to the extent she said that he would.
Creativity? We’ve got that covered. God’s got the rest. Are you trusting God with your kids?