Something’s fishy

We started Halloween costumes over Labor Day weekend.  We kinda dig Halloween big time around here.  As a kid I had no interest in it but I did dream that one day I’d make my children’s costumes.  Now here I am with two young girls and Halloween is a magnificent time of creating, sewing and … Continue reading Something’s fishy

Notes to P

Dearest P, This is a chalk drawing you did of a duck.  Lately your art work is less wide brush strokes and mashing of paint colors and more of line drawings. You draw very distinct things with stories and events going on for every character you draw.  We’re getting to the point where you dont have … Continue reading Notes to P

Sister Drum

A semi-empty can of salt, dried lentils and decorative tape can make an excellent drum for a baby sister named Gemma.  Annika is incredibly thoughtful in the things she makes for Gemma or in always picking up two of everything: “One for me and one for Gemma. She can use it when she grows up”. Continue reading Sister Drum

Easing My Guilt

 I’ve fallen into an after school routine with P for the last few weeks. She comes home from school, eats, naps, watches tv, eats, goes to bed.  It’s so lame I can’t stand it!  However, I’m giving myself a break because I’m at the end of my pregnancy and I’m exhausted and in pain.   Today … Continue reading Easing My Guilt

Too Many Crayons

I reorganized P’s creative space.  It felt great to put things in proper places and discard the junk.  It also made me aware of what we have too much of.  Crayons for example….and there might be some childhood trauma associated to this. As a child my parents bought me very few things unless they had … Continue reading Too Many Crayons