I think one of the most important jobs as a parent is to help our children learn what it is they were meant for. They each have such unique giftings, skills, and interests. It is a privilege to help them see the beauty in this.
So, when your almost nine year old wants to hold her own "Rock Show" with a friend, you have a choice, to view this as a bother (one more thing to clean up, ya know) or let her flourish in her interest.
Choice number 2 is best!
Here are some highlights from the "show"...
She saved up some bucks and bought herself this book she had seen. She especially wanted a book that would tell her what part of the world certain rocks and minerals were from.
Just in case you couldn't see where the obsidian is, she drew arrows.
The masters of the show, in matching shirts even.
Let your family flourish and thrive!