The feast of education is MASSIVE! There is just so much I wanted to show my kids. When we stop to contemplate fundamental concepts like – goodness, truth, & beauty – coming to rest in our homes, it can seem almost overwhelming!
Before I started curating the Gathering Placemats, I was paralyzed by the abundance of options – none of which seemed the right fit. Not only could I not narrow it down, I didn’t even know where to start. I was unfocused and unable to figure it all out.
I knew there had to be a simple solution to my problem.
After trying & failing to implement the morning time I had dreamed of – where goodness, truth, and beauty were front and center – a spark of inspiration from a cereal box set off a new treasured family tradition for us.
While I was still trying to figure out what morning time looked like for us, I leaned in & started to pay attention to my kids. One day I realized the cereal box could hold their attention easily. Not exactly truth, goodness, & beauty…but at least I could see what they what held their attentions.
After examining the cereal box, I realized I could make something unique for our morning time – something bright & colorful, something with actual beauty. Instead of cartoon drawings & inane information, I could include beautiful art, life-giving truth, & all sorts of good things! I could finally capture my kids’ attention & CONNECT!
Gathering Placemats are my morning time solution!
Gathering Placemats provide a place where the feast of education is in small enough bites for my kids. My kids can take in the vast array of goodness, truth, & beauty a little bit at a time. And they can savor the delights of the feast throughout a month. What’s more, I can enjoy it with them! I, too am feasting at the table of education alongside my kids.