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Becoming 7

Becoming 7 is all about rediscovering the joy, wonder, and curiosity about the world.

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Just over a year ago I walked away from what I thought was my dream job. I was the manager of an old fashion toy and sweet shop. When I left, the owner asked me what I wanted.  Through my sobbing tears my response was, “I want my joy back!”

The owners possibly thought I was leaving for greener pastures. The reality is I had no Plan B. I eventually returned to school and am now a Certified Pharmacy Technician.  *The answer is always, let me get the pharmacist* 

During the past year, I have spent countless hours with a grandchild who lives nearby. I can tell you my greatest joy is simply playing with a 5 year old. They are so happy. They want to make others happy. They are still innocent. I could go on and on about the greatness of being 5.

So, you maybe asking, Why Becoming 7? 

There are a million reasons:

  • As a child one of my reading books in school was 7 is Magic. That has always stayed with me. 7 is my favorite number.
  • 7 is often the age that magical thinking ceases. Around this age there is a transition in how a child thinks.  Thinking begins to involve cause and effect.
  • 7 is commonly referred to as the age of reason. The age when a child knows right from wrong. One could say the age when innocence begins to fade.
  • It is also the time when frustrations of learning rules and boundaries cease and things begin to click making life easier for everyone around the 7 year old. To a 7 year old, it means the world is a better place.
  • 7 year old children are inquisitive. They are wanting to know how and why. They have become miniature scientists. Always coming up with a new hypothesis and testing it to see if they are right.
  • Generally a 7 year old still has good self esteem.

At this time I am planning on the following

Sunday: Activites and Games

Monday: Special Days

Tuesday: Books

Wednesday: Health and Safety

Thursday: Food

Friday: Nature

Saturday: Toys and Products

 

I can always be reached at becomingseven@gmail.com

So, tell me below, what is your favorite memory of being 7.

 

 

dedicated to the 7 year old in all of us

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