My youngest son Roan has really taken a liking to drawing. He's quite good at it and if I could just find a way to get past the debilitating effects of A.D.D. I could get him into a class where he could really fine tune his skills and shine. For now though I'll take every invite I get from him to draw with him.
I used to really enjoy drawing when I was younger. I found I struggled with what exactly to draw and I see the same thing happening to Roan. I was never one of those people who could just draw completely from my imagination. I always did better following off of a picture. I was a "mimicking artist" if you will.
This particular drawing started with Roan hanging out in my bedroom on the floor, quietly drawing and colouring. Eric and I were on the bed watching television. Roan asked if I would like to join him because he was working on a collage of monsters. I immediately said yes. I mean, who doesn't like to colour? My initial thought was I'd help him colour in his work and he'd keep drawing. But I got bit by the bug and started to draw my own stuff. As we hung out on the floor colouring and drawing Roan thought Eric might feel left out so he too was invited to join in our collaboration.
It's pretty cool to see yourself in your kids. As they get older I'm seeing it more and more and it's still fascinating to me that a piece of me (many in fact) is walking around in another human being. I hope they only get the good stuff I have to offer and not any of my flaws. What are some of the things you enjoy doing with your kids that you also enjoyed doing as a child? Do your kids have some of the same interests you did?
***And on a completely unrelated note, this is my 400th post bitches!!!! Who'd have thunk I had it in me to commit to 400 blog posts. Not this girl. I have a tendancy to gain interest in something quite quickly but lose it just as fast. I see no end in sight for this blog. Lucky you guys. ;) Thanks so much for reading me babble on and for leaving me comments and feed back. It's my favourite part!