With Thanksgiving approaching, I’ve been seeing all kinds of articles about what really happened around the time of what we call Thanksgiving Day. Debates on who was there, how it played out, and a whole host of other things. History is one of my favorite subjects to study. I read each article, dissect them, and question it all. I want to be a critical thinker and raise my kids to do the same. When we study history, we don’t depend on one book or one side of the story.
All that being said, sometimes it feels exhausting to read all the arguments and debates. Everyone has an opinion about everything. Sometimes I just want simple. Thank goodness for children.
Childhood is a funny thing. A beautifully funny thing. Yesterday 4 of my kids decided to draw homes for pilgrims, indians, Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. There were also covered wagons and a home with a chimney involved. They wanted them to all be neighbors with a river they could float down to hang out during the day. Add to the mix, we are learning about the history of ancient China and Confucius, so stories about that were playing in the background. We had a whole lot of everything going on…and yet to my kids it all made perfect sense.
Sometimes I wish adults, myself included, would use our imaginations more. Life would be a lot more colorful and less exhausting…and who doesn’t want to float down a river to see friends?
50mm lens, ISO 250, 1/160, f/2.8
50mm lens, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/125, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/125, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/125, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.8 ~ 50mm lens, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/200, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/160, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/125, f/2.850mm lens, ISO 250, 1/160, f/2.8*The crayons were a gift from a friend (they are amazing!), I don’t have a link to share for those.
The peg people are from Once Upon A Peg.