The Power of Preschoolers

cartoon of two men going over building plansThis cartoon has two men looking at plans. One says, “The new Education Wing will utilize renewable energy by tapping into the power of preschoolers.”

I love the energy of preschoolers! I believe some of their energy comes from the excitement they feel when they are discovering new things. When the whole world is yours to discover, it naturally gives a little energy boost. 

This morning, I think I’ll talk with a preschooler and look at the world through his eyes. It’s pretty amazing to see things new again. It may give me an energy boost!

Cartoon: Flying Objects

Cartoon of two boys. a toy block and a ball are in mid air. One boy says, "When the preschoolers learn about David and Goliath, you should look out for flying objects."

Cartoon of two boys. a toy block and a ball are in mid air. One boy says, “When the preschoolers learn about David and Goliath, you should look out for flying objects.”

I drew this for the October, 2012 Church of God E-Newsletter.

Playground Gestures

 

Sketch of a girl on a playground gesturing to be carried.

When I heard this week’s theme, I thought of the many times my daughter gestured to be carried when she was little. There is nothing that melted this dad’s heart more than to see those big eyes looking up at me with hands held high. It’s a combination of love, vulnerability and confidence that Dad would come through.

When we get older, we lose a little bit of that. Nobody wants to be vulnerable. In America, we all want to put on a facade that we are independent. But the best moments come when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to the ones we love. I had to learn a little of that this week. It is one of the best, bittersweet lessons I’ve learned in recent memory.

I drew this for illustration friday. This week’s word is “gesture.”