Creativity in action is something I will never tire of, especially when it’s my kids being creative. I love seeing their imaginations at work, embracing their ideas and trying new things. Usually their creative moments are nothing short of joyful, whether it’s drawing or painting or building or disassembling… 99% of the time, I try to applaud their efforts, encouraging them that using their creativeness is awesome, and being inventive is a gift.
And then there’s that 1% of the time. It’s usually when creativity has taken a turn for possibly the worse. When I feel like I’m contradicting myself to say, “Good job!”. When I cringe because it’s a bad idea, but really want to laugh at the boys thinking of such a thing.
It’s like the moment I had last night when I discovered what Creed had done with his Silly Putty. And his brother Traben’s toothbrush.
Creative. Innovative. Not quite destructive or something to encourage, but can we all agree, it’s pretty funny?
How would you use Silly Putty?