Being a creative person makes life a lot of fun. Rainy afternoons are never boring, parties are the absolute best to plan and you save money by making gifts for everyone. Having a really creative kid is a little but more challenging, though, because creativity usually manifests itself in slightly strange ways when you're little. Those eccentricities are endearing, but often attract comments from well-meaning friends and family that leave you shaking your head (especially when you've heard them for the seventeenth time). Yes, there are things parents of really creative kids are tired of hearing although, to be fair, some of them actually come from their kid, too.
All three of my kids have proven to be highly creative, and if there's one thing I've learned over time, it's that creativity can take many different forms and reveal itself in many different ways. My stepdaughter, who is now a teenager, has always been an incredible artist; everything she creates is superb. Yet she has never wanted to take an art class in her life. My 4-year-old daughter has been making up words and names for as long as she's been talking. My 2-year-old son replaces words in nursery rhymes with other words, to make entirely new songs.
None of these things sound strange, right? They aren't, inherently, but there are always other little moments when the creative spirit seizes your child, and those are the ones that inevitably attract attention. With that in mind, here are nine things parents of really creative children are tired of hearing: