"Seeing" things a little differently
My Grand daughter is six years old has long golden hair with big beautiful blue eyes. I love the way she “sees” the world, constantly learning and experiencing new adventures while consuming multi loads of information in that little brain of hers.
On one of my visits with AnnaClaire, she said she was hungry and wanted “Chicken on a stick”. I instantly asked “Where do I get chicken on a stick” ? She looked at me with an expression of disbelief. She could not understand how I didn’t know where to get it.
With her little hands propped on her hips as if to be totally impatient with me, she continued on, “You know Nana! chicken on a stick“. So now my mind was thinking, is this a special place? I know I’ve heard of chicken on a stick at festivals or maybe the fair. For the life of me, I could not figure out where they would sell that in this area.
AnnaClaire was getting frustrated, I could tell. “Come on Nana, let’s go get it“. I grabbed my cell phone and made an emergency “mommy” call. “Where do I get chicken on a stick”? My daughter Haley responded ” I have no idea what you’re talking about, Annaclaire has never had chicken on a stick before”.
Ok, so Haley was no help with this predicament….. after spending a few more moments trying to reason with a six-year-old impatient girl, She finally belted out very loudly and matter of fact…..”Nana…..! you know….. chicken with a BONE inside of it…..chicken on a STICK. “
The lightbulb suddenly went off in my head…..she’s calling the bone….a stick! It makes very good sense to her, bones look like sticks. (note to self : different perception)
We can learn so much from a six year old can’t we?
Maybe we should try to look at things a little differently, another perspective. It may reveal new and different ideas leading us to a new opportunity. Always think outside the box and don’t be afraid to “try” something new. You never know, you just might discover that sticks and bones are very similar!
Note: I searched Chicken on a stick and up popped a recipe! Haven’t tried it yet, so if anyone attempts this, please comment and let us know!!!!!
Ingredients (Make about 6 sticks):