I posted this Twyla Tharp quote as a journalling prompt for my teens the other day:
“Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with a box.”
Sometimes you have to learn the rules or experiment within a safe container, before breaking them and venturing outside and taking a leap. Creativity isn’t just about coloring outside the lines and a big family on a budget has to get a little creative.
Sometimes a box can help.
Here is one of my favourite posts on how we did that when the kids were little: