I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. ~Dr. Seuss
Like everything, too much of a good thing is usually a bad thing. Today they served green eggs and ham at school for lunch. I suppose it was novel, but the thought of eating Kelly green eggs, well, I do not like it Sam I am.
All week there will be Dr. Seuss activities going on and while I totally support these activities, the thing we need to take away from them is often overlooked. Children need a little nonsense or fantasy to wake up the brain cells. As a nation, we are moving away from the nonsense of fantasy and into the nonsense of over testing. The testing kind of nonsense puts the brain cells to sleep, increases cortisol production and overall leads to fat, stressed out, bored children.
We have been looking through the right end of the telescope to try to compare our kids to the rest of the world. I suggest we turn that sucker around look the wrong way through it and let our kids figure out how and where they will fit in the world.
The Dr. put it nicely…