Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dealing With Loss

They always say that the teacher ends up learning more than the student. Well, I work in the nursery at church, and I am here to tell you that I got a great idea from an 18-month old named Joshua (okay maybe it was more his parents, but still).

The first time Joshua came into nursery a couple of weeks ago, I kept noticing a little blue knot popping out from his pant leg. I was wrangling seven kids at the time, so I didn't pay too much attention to it. Eventually, I realized that Joshua's shoes - both of them - had fallen off. Both of the shoes were, however, still trailing behind him everywhere he went. His parents - rather ingeniously I think - had looped a string through each of his pant legs and knotted the ends onto his shoes so they wouldn't get lost. Pure genius!

I haven't quite figured out how to apply this to Daniel yet - there would be too many stings involved. Ideas welcome.