Sometimes I hear about something, and I think to myself, I'd quite like to try that. Today, I cooked a chicken fillet with some marmalade. It wasn't very nice but I'm glad I had a go. Poor chicken though eh? I do try to buy welfare assured, organic produce when I can.
The thing with marmalade is its so tangy, that golden colour and zesty taste really flavoured the meat, and it went over board. I know why they use duck, now. Chicken requires something a little more herbal, like garlic and chilli, the perfect combination for white meat.
So if you're not into carnivorous behaviour, then your plight is over, my intro is complete. Trying things out is a skill that we really need to have and getting it wrong doesn't really make it wrong, as long as we take note and make amends. Teaching our children to trial and error their way through life is probably a good idea, alongside the principle of taking advantage of given wisdom when offered.
For example, imagine Lego, we all know it, it's possible to build it by the book, make the model exactly how it was intended and designed to be. After all, it must take a huge amount of work to design and decide how to create something. Some of these large packs are really amazing. However, the fun in Lego isn't just about building the majorly impressive design on the box, sometimes we just want to build what ever we can, and it doesn't have to be anything in particular. The imagination makes it work.
When I saw the Lego Movie with my son, who was five at the time, I was thrilled to bits when the message of the story appeared to be about using the imagination, breaking from the norm, and then also remembering when doing it exactly right is actually really important. Knowing when to break the rules is the thing to remember, when to shine, and when to reflect the already present glow. The two approaches shown in the film, in which we build by the book, and we build for fun, demonstrated the two principles of success in life really well to me.
As children, it's valuable information to know that we can do both, depending on what we are needing to provide at the given moment. Toys with multiple uses provide a prompt for this kind of learning. Colouring out side of the lines just got a lot cooler, eh?
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