I absolutely LOVE language. The word that has recently held a super power in my community is PROJECT. The way my own children and children at The LAB use this word is very interesting. “I’m working on my project right now.” = I’m focused and don’t want to be disturbed. I am working on this and plan to come back to it again. I have ownership over this. This is important.
It’s incredible how words assign a process and value to something. It may just involve spices, flour and a paper cup but when it is deemed a “project” it states its value to that 3 year old or 5 year old and commands respect from those who surround it. – Gloria