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I may not be a mom that’s good at framing pictures or building scrapbooks. But I’m a mom that’s good at media production, and being able to include my kids in that skill and use it to build media memories I’ll have forever is everything.
Today as I was sitting in church between my two youngsters, I found myself observing them through my peripheral and engaging in something truly mental. As my son had the under-seat bible open on his lap and was making a valiant effort to follow along with the pastor’s reading, my daughter on the flip side had a hymnal book open and was pretending to follow along with what she thought was a song we had just sang. As the mind often does, it went through a variety of suppositions and assumptions within a matter of nanoseconds: knowing my son is now in the fast-pace portion of his reader class and has received a few recent paper rewards touting his reading progress, the thought voiced itself, “He might be the reader.” In like kind, recalling the repeated instances when my daughter has been softly singing to herself made-up songs or her […]