Children and amazing miracles but grandchildren are that last chance to watch the miracle of life unfold. Grandchildren are ours to love on, read to, listen to, dance wiith, sing with, play with, watch grow, laugh with, and learn from, one last time. Grandchildren are not only our last chance but also our greatest gift. We notice more, laugh more, and discipline less.
This is Jack, in a Box. He is one of my 3 grandchildren who have rocked my world in the last 18 months and forced me to stop and notice not only language learning through the lens of academic research but who have also forced me to rethink the miracle of exploring a wonderful new world.
This is Jack, in a Box after waving Bye Bye to his mom and after settling in to play with his Mimi and a box. Of course, most of your toys can fit in that box. Of course, you can sit in a box and Mimi will read to you. Of course, a box is where YOU can have your own house in the house your parents chose for you. Of course, a Jack in a Box has meaning for those of us who grew up with such a toy; however, for MY Jack and his Box, it is a place where until it falls apart, you play, put your books, set your lovey, set your favorite toys and learn the power of environmental control.