Tami's Van

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Unexpectedly this morning, after dropping off her kid, one of the mums told me the following story:
“Before going to sleep we usually go with L. through a notebook that ask 3 different questions every night. Yesterday night this question appeared…
Mum: L., What would you love to have that someone else have but not you?
L.: To be a teacher.
Mum: Mmmmm, ok that’s to be but what about to have?
L.: Tami’s van.
Mum: Tami’s van?
L.:Yes, Tami has a van that she uses to travel around the world with Rumbo. In the van there is a TV to watch films, a kitchen and a sofa that she uses to sleep. 
(I can promise that I’ve never share such story! I may share with them about the places I’ve been and the places that I would love to be. But I would never tell them that I’ve been in a place if I’ve been not. And so, I’ve never share about how I travel here or there. It’s all her imagination… and that blows my mind. 
Later in the day I went to ask her about my van, expecting that she was going to laugh about it.
Tami: L. How is my van?
L. Yellow
(Yellow… Ok, my van is yellow… I couldn’t find more words, seeing how serious L. was about the color f the van.  I’m now smiling like a foolish remembering this moment. It was simply so amazing, just trying to see, at least, a tiny bit of all the beauty inside her mind).
Tami: Would you like to make a picture of it?
L. Sure!!!
Here it’s the result:
Van de Tami y Rumbo
“Estamos en el van de Tami y Rumbo”
In the picture (described by L.): This is you (Tami), Rumbo and me. In your van there is a kitchen, shelves with fruit. Here is a picture when Rumbo was a baby. And some other pictures. And here is the Moon. We are in the Road. My mum was at the doctor so I went with Miss Tami in her van for two days!! We were in the mountain; we made a fire and eat some fruit. We got the fruit from a lady’s garden. And we made a delicious soup!” 
And I just found in love of my kids, of their imagination, of their world, of their way of seeing life, of being a teacher, of sharing time with them – what precious present for me. If I would have a van big enough believe me that I will take all of you, and we will go to the mountain, climb up to the peak or maybe a tree, explore the animals and plants around us, meet more people on the way, play and make a fire while the Moon is waking up to say us night, night!, two days.. or maybe five!
Check out where this kid has found her inspiration by clicking here.

One Response

  1. This is gas! Kids are so amazing but teachers like Tami make them even better! Keep shining like you do!

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