As the Dreamers grow older, they’re discovering more things about themselves. Maybe things they didn’t like before, and now they do. Or things that they thought that they weren’t good at, but are now realizing that they may be gifted in that same area.
As children, they are constantly presented with opportunities to experience and try new things. This was the case with Jhoselyn recently.
At times, Jhoselyn can be hyperactive and is susceptible to distractions. So it’s sometimes hard to get her to try new things if it appears to be boring. To get her to try something that’s complicated or detailed is sometimes a big deal.
Last week she came home from school and I asked her if she had any homework. She nodded and whipped out a piece of fabric from her bag. A part of her homework was a cross stitching project.
She was exited about it, which surprised me because it requires a lot of focus and sitting still. I was curious to see her in action so she started stitching away. A few minutes passed and she was still at it, completely focused on the task at hand. Then almost an hour had passed and she was still at it.
I asked her how did she like it and she replied, “I love it!” She was beaming with pride. Not only did she like it, but she is good at it.