1. We try, as parents, to instill a love of words, and of the arts. We strive to provide opportunities for creative expression and exploration.
  2. We buy books, paints, paper of all sorts, play doh, and countless other media to encourage developing minds.
  3. We put up with cardboard cities, tent forts, oceans in the bathroom or kitchen sink, mud pies that work their way into the foyer, and on and on.
  4. We buy poetry magnets for the fridge.
  5. And this is what we get:
  6. To be fair, we did get some poetry too, albeit largely bathroom humor.