She Can’t Spell It But She Can Make It Happen

Hi Readers! Look at this great story about a 3-year-old who felt really sad when she heard not all kids have crayons…and did something about it!

I love the psychologist’s quote: If kids are ready to do something and it’s not harmful to them or the world, let ’em do it!  — Lenore

22 Responses

  1. hah, a 3 year old with $50 in her piggy bank? I am feeling kinda cheap right now!🙂

  2. After the whole balloon baffoonery, this makes me feel better about humanity and future generations!

  3. Wonderful! Off topic (sort of)… is there a FRK meetup or something of the sort?

  4. Yay Meagan! And yay to her parents for making the time to help her see that she can make a difference!

  5. What a great story! It just goes to show that our kids are capable of more than we think they are.

  6. This story just put a big smile on my face. What an amazing girl.

  7. What a great story, and what a delightful girl!

  8. I love this story! What can-do spirit!!

  9. That’s awesome. 🙂 I’m so glad her mother cooperated and is letting Megan take it as far as she wants.

    Angie

  10. child labor! reprehensible!

  11. Siphoneuphoria, on October 21st, 2009 at 4:14 am Said:
    Wonderful! Off topic (sort of)… is there a FRK meetup or something of the sort?
    ******

    If there isn’t, there should be! For those in the PNW I highly suggest Powell’s as a meeting place. You can’t beat a city block (and then some since tech is in a building across the street because there wasn’t room) of books 4 stories high! I tell my kids a general time (we all lose track) and a color. You can get lost so easy in that place but its a good lost. They can usually find us in the gold room.

    *For those who aren’t familiar with Powell’s City of Books, genres are color coded and yes, it really is an entire room for each color, some much bigger than others.

    I would love to see Lenore do a book signing there on the top floor. *hint hint*

  12. Best. Kid story. Ever.

  13. I love that kids can see the world so simply. What drives me mad is that adults, in an attempt to ‘simplify’ the world for them, complicate things beyond belief. Well done to Megan, and to her mother for keeping it simple.🙂

  14. Very touching story. Bet this child will grow up to be a server-helper “cause” type. It’s fascinating to see our kids show early signs of what they will be as adults.

  15. I do recall when I saw girl like here. Great.

  16. WOW! Just WOW! Now That is something you don’t see a lot nowadays: INITIATIVE.

    I live by the line: “Stop your bitching and fight your way though it!” -Slipknot (trash metal band)

    But this girl makes me blush!

  17. Wonderful! Mmmm. Can all kids lead? Can parents follow?

  18. I can’t wait to show this to my children. What an inspiring little girl.

  19. I second sylvia rachel. Though I would go further. I just emailed the story to a bunch of people and used the subject line “Most Awesome News Story Ever”

  20. This is a wonderful story and shows, in a positive way, what happens when someone really does Free Range Parent.

    While I have to admit that I enjoy reading stories about things that are the opposite of Free Range Parenting (who doesn’t like to think they’ve figured it out!), it is stories like these that actually help reinforce the mindset I want to have as a parent.

    When I read about the many ways we bubble-wrap our kids, it makes me anxious. When I read about a parent who sees herself as her child’s back-up and then incredible things happen for that child, I feel inspired.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  21. My kids have learned for watching us. My wife and I donate a lot of time, effort, and money to a local food bank. The kids have helped drop off donations and seen the families for themselves. Now they get involved. The last 2 birthday parties they just wanted canned food donations. For last Chirstmas they asked if we could donate to charites instead of getting more stuff for us (not that we have everything). I think keeping kids grounded in the world makes them want to help the world. Kudos to this little girl!

  22. It’s great that her parents actually listened to her and helped her do it. I don’t think her sympathy is unusual for the age group, but having parents help her act on it is.

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