Looking back over the last two months of blog posts, I notice recent post have gotten a little longer than the earliest ones. Not sure if I just have more to say or finding more to share! Anyway, today’s post is a little shorter but still about this month’s theme of Teaching Kids Family History with Heirloom Accessories.
I have always loved The Family Circus comics by Bil Keane, usually zeroing in on that singular circle when browsing the newspaper. A few I have clipped, tucking them away for periodic smiles.
One I saved, drawn in full color, shows Dolly standing on a hillside next to Mom with Grandma next to her. Extending past Grandma one direction, and past Dolly the other direction are “invisible” (drawn in black line, no color) ancestors and future family yet unborn. It is one of my most favorite.
I found this little gem last week. It is the core of Heirloom Accessories: Using Family Photos post and the heart of the theme. Just like Billy asking, “Mommy, how did Daddy get little?” when looking at an old photo, heirloom accessories will cause your kids to ask questions giving you impromptu teaching moments.
Keep this in mind when designing your home, especially the “kidspaces” inside. Rooms are more than places to eat, sleep, and study….they are environments wielding a powerful influence on the life of a child.