Sunday, 29 December 2013
My family often joke with one another about how this child or that child is clever enough and devious enough that he or she will someday rule the world. We joke, but one thing is for certain, as I gaze upon my children with all of the love in my heart and the wisdom of my years, I know that they have the power to change the world.
Today, I happened to capture a moment when my younger kids were all sprawled across the sofa, playing a video game together. And then and there, it dawned on me that, if my children ever learn to work together, there will be nothing that can stop them. If they learn to work together, with the combined force of their creativity, intelligence and skill, the world won't stand a chance against them.
So here are my questions to you:
If you knew without a doubt that your children would someday rule the world, what would you want them to learn before that day? What would you hope to teach them, as you raised them, that would help them to be a better ruler when that day came?
And, if you knew that the key to your children's success was for them to learn to work together, what would you do to help them learn to work together? How would you teach them this very important lesson?
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
I found a site that creates word clouds for you using the words you type in. It's called Wordle and can be found at Wordle.net. Here are some examples I made using the program and the names of family members along with our family relationships. To an extent, it lets you choose colors and whether you want a black background or a white one. You can't save it as a file to your computer, but you can save it in their public gallery, print it or paste the code in elsewhere (as I have done here.) If you don't like the way the words are displayed, you can click the "random" to see a different layout.