Creativity and Family
I learned all there is to know about creative problem solving from my children.
I read 12 different parenting books while pregnant with my oldest. I can tell you that none of those books prepared me for 90% of what I have encountered in my 7 year parenting journey.
What did prepare me was my ability to think on my feet, know what my kids needed and simply creatively solving the problem at hand.
I think I now understand why we are children first. We need a boatload of creativity to become good parents.
But when it comes to my family and creativity, I was stumped.
I was searching for a derivative of “creative” that would describe my family and after reading words such as:
“Gifted” (not this bunch)
“Ingenious” (um, what? no)
“Innovative” (none of us created the light bulb or the internet)
I found the word!