We brainstormed and it went really well….She had a fantastic, diverse list going, not all easy to ‘study’ mind you, but a great list nonetheless:
- how to grow flowers
- how to sing
- how to make a clay teapot
- how to sew a cushion
- how my heart works
- how to take a good nap (that’s my girl!)
- how to make birds out of wood
Then I had her circle five (I said three, but she had to stretch it to five) that she was really excited about and wanted to know more about and eventually, she narrowed it down to two. Ironically, it was between Jesus and horses. That age old struggle….
And when the rubber hit the road, we found ourselves back to horses. And today, I’m totally fine with that. I loved the comments that you left yesterday, they seemed so right on–about encouraging her, supporting her, seeing her through this love of horses wherever it may take us. Good advice, people. Very good. Thank you.
So we got out a big roll of paper and started making a list–all the things that she wanted to know about horses and what we needed to do to figure out the answers. Here are a few:
- how to be a good rider
- do they roll in grass or mud
- how to keep their teeth white
- do their babies get right up when they are born
- what kinds of ponies do I fit on
- how to give them lots of love
- should you cut up their apples
- the bones of a horse
- how to sew a saddle pad
- what kinds of flowers are safe to give them
- how much is five feet for a horse (hmm…that one’s my favorite)
And ask me what I was doing while writing this post? Lacing up riding boots. In 30 minutes we’re headed out the door for her lesson. And we’ve got some questions for her instructor today–a long list of questions. I’m hoping the first one will be, "How much is five feet for a horse?"