Every week during our celebration of the "letter of the week" we make an illustrated list of all the words we can think of that begin with said letter. This week the letter was F. And something happened that made me feel all nice inside.
For every picture that I drew, cute little JT would exclaim, "Oh, that's a nice fish." or "Mrs. Hinckley, you did a good job on that fox." "Oh yeah, those fruit loops are good." "That family looks perfect." Really folks, I assure you my drawings were pitiful. But JT just couldn't not tell me how great I did. He's done it all year.
It helped me to understand why my mom could bust out a song in front of 50 six year olds, but never dared join us at ward choir. Kids are appreciative of whatever meager talents you may have. And gosh I'm so glad they are.