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Nothing is sweeter to a mom of multiples than a special day with one child.
I was content to just watch but um… not Oliver. He zoomed right in there to join in. Aside from a bit of parental terror, I hugely loved that he felt that draw – he felt like he belonged in there with the teenagers dropping into the bowl. And no one paid him any mind as he practiced his tricks, scootered up and down the ramps.
It reminded me back to the days when they outlawed skateboarding in town. It was cops again kids when skaters wanted to borrow an urban curb for an hour. Fast forward 25 years, I felt pretty psyched for these kids that they have a space like this to hone skills, practice, perform and completely throw themselves into – just awesome.
Oh, and I think Oliver had a pretty good day too!
These days I havent been doing that many elaborate project with the kids. Why? Because they come up with projects, imagine,and complete them all on their own. I think it has something to do with the years I spent painting, glueing and doodling with them and partially to the fact that they have this space to be creative whenever they darn well please. So for right now I am embracing other things as we start the slow drip into Spring.
Keeping my spirits uplifted is priority one. Sunshine really is my favorite. Too many gray days and I feel like a zombie has had my thinking parts for lunch. I take this image on the authority of a 7-year-old friend who gave me a “History Lesson” which informed me that “Zombies eat brains“. I really need history lessons on such things, thank you Willow for your expertise.
So, for now I am not dwelling on the projects I keep dreaming of but I am not actually DOING. For now I am focusing on the little things that make me happy.
Like the major face painter in the family who needs to channel Spider-Man for at least one hour of each day.
Inspired by this tutorial.
We got a big white blast of winter. White flakes fell from the sky throughout Leap Day and straight into March. Snow day! Many folks had eased into Spring already and found the storm to be an aggravation. I couldn’t help but rejoice in the foot of fluffy powder that insulated the woods, hung from the branches of every tree, piled high, and camouflaged the signs of man. Whole cars disappeared under drifts of snow and all that was left in the landscape was the beauty of nature. There is a calm and quiet excitement that comes with a big storm – a feeling of wonder.
That and pile’s of wet mittens, boots and snowpants!
These are some of the little things that are making me happy right now, making me laugh – tidbits of joy.
Loving this new little print from Elsita.
The tricky part of cow field snowboarding? Not wiping out in the thawing cow pies!
A lovely day at MASS MoCA, taking in all the textures and visuals, looking with our eyes and … riding the elevator a few times too.
When asked at the end of the day what was their favorite thing about visiting the museum — Sol LeWitt:A Wall Drawing Retrospective was the big winner…..that and the elevators!