When I first saw the notice go up about reviewing the Growing My Leadership Garden series, I was intrigued. In the course of homeschooling the kids, I have watched them as they tried their hands at leadership, sometimes succeeding, sometimes not so much, but always putting in the effort. They've made me proud to watch them, my kids have, but was I doing enough to help them learn skills that would help them be good and effective leaders? Maybe. But I'm always looking to learn something new to share with them, so I asked if I could be one of the Crew to try out Leadership Garden.
Let me start by saying that I made a snap-decision on what the books would be about without really looking at all of the website's pages, and this was a mistake because in the end, the book was NOT was I was expecting. Kind of like taking a bite of a cookie. If the cookie looks like its chocolate chip, and your mouth is all ready to taste chocolate chip, and then it turns out to be raisin?? The cookie is not bad, but it's not what you expected to taste!
So when the "taste" is not what you expected, do you finish the cookie, or do you discard the cookie in the hope and expectation that a choco-chip will present itself for consumption soon? Well, I chose to finish the cookie.