I’ve been able to come up with an idea every day, but it hasn’t always been easy. Which cracks me up because one of the first questions I usually get at school visits is “Where do you get your ideas?”and my answer has always been–from everywhere! Something I hear from a friend or family member, something I’ve read, something one of my kids has said or one of their friends…
And that’s still true. But I realized that the ideas I usually get will just pop into my mind at odd intervals and I’d note them as I was going through my day. Now, when I want an idea to come, it’s not always so forthcoming. I’m learning to not be so hyper-focused on “getting an idea,” and letting them come like they usually do. It’s been interesting to see how determined I am to get a new idea each day, to be able to fill that white square.
And I also did the following:
- Stalked the Internet, reading articles about toddlers and kindergartners–what they like, what the don’t like, what they think is funny, and so on.
- Talked to my sister who has a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old (both boys) about what their obsessions and/or interests are.
- Thought back to my own kindergarten days and the preschool and kindergarten days of my kids.
The ideas came and I hope they keep coming. I’ve still got 17 days to go!
What about you?