We have some returning guests to the B&B tonight. A little girl and her father who flies in to spend time with her from where he lives in Great Britain. The first time they stayed they were just guests. Now, they are friends returning. We are so glad to see them again.
We do something here that few B&Bs do. We cater to families traveling with children. So, one thing I did when I set up our rooms, was to make sure one of them was full of goodies for child travelers to enjoy. The little girl staying with us now is very into our oddly shaped high quality crayons. She colored with them a lot. And, she built what I dubbed Crayonhenge atop her pad of paper on top of my dining room table.
Our little guest, has never seen Stonehenge, but when she was done building she wanted her structure to be circular. Since she didn’t have enough crayons she drew the “half circle” in the orangish color to imply the structure is round. Though her dad is British, she has not yet ever seen Stonehenge, proving henge building runs in British blood and is ingrained quite possibly in British DNA.
Anyhow, it was entertaining to watch what a child did with my crayons. It was something I never expected. So I strongly encourage everyone reading this to give creative tools to kids, such as crayons and see what they do with them. Today, I got to watch the building of a henge out of brightly colored wax box shaped crayons. Who ever thought of such a use for crayons? Children, are perhaps the truest artists of all. They rarely seem to see what is. It is a drawing instrument. Instead, they see what it could be. Now it is a henge on my dining room table.
Of several things we can be sure…. The first, is that the druids would be proud of this multicolored henge, the second, is that our little guest is a highly creative thinker destined for greatness, the third is that chldhood like all henges only lasts so long before falling away, and lastly that it is time for bed and there is plenty of time in the future to think about what will become of our guest’s childhood when it falls away like a henge. I have no doubt though, that who she grows into will be exceptional and creative. So give a kid a crayon and you may wind up with Crayonhenge….. Who would have ever imagined?