How many times has the same old story been told. Which one you ask? I was watching Disney Channel with the girls. There was a preview for a new Corbin Bleu movie. The basic story is about a kid who loves to race motorbikes. His family does not see this as a useful pastime. I am guessing the story line goes something like he finally proves he is good enough to make a go at racing and his parents back off and realize they were wrong.
I knew a guy in high school who was passionate about music. He was always reading industry mags, collecting rare music, and trying to find any dj gig he could get his hands on. He is now a dj.
It is easy sometimes to not see what our kids are interested in as "productive" or to even question where it might lead should we actually let them spend hours at certain pursuits every day. However, I am coming to realize that life is kind of peculiar like that. What may seem like a sideline or a momentary hobby could actually end up being their lifelong passion. I am realizing that the more I trust, facilitate my kids learning, and pursue what makes me happy, the more my family is happy and the more my kids grow and learn.
Our family movie will be different. It will be about support, acceptance, and appreciation of our differences and passions.