I forgot to tell y'all about my proud parent moment a few weeks ago. I feel like such a stage mom sharing this, but I think it might be of interest to other parents who are trying to raise their kids in a creative environment.
So, J and I are at Bo's parent-teacher conference at the Montessori school. Miss Joan is telling us how Bo is friendly, polite, inquisitive, blah, blah, blah. It's all lovely to hear, but I totally perked up when Miss Joan said, "And I'm really impressed by her fine motor skills. For her age, she's quite good at doing detailed things with her fingers."
J gave me a crooked smile from his awkward perch in a kid-sized chair across the circle-time rug. "It's all the arts and crafts she does at home!" we both said at the same time--him with an eye roll and me somewhat resembling a peacock displaying her feathers. Ah ha! Redemption for all the crap I take when I come home with a bag of stuff from the craft store!!
During the holidays, I think even non-crafters get artsy fartsy with their kids. It's such a time to hunker down and pull out the glitter shaker.
Oddly enough, all Bo has wanted to make these days are spaceships. I have managed to squeeze in a few Christmas projects, though, so the next few posts will be a roundup in case you need a little 4 p.m.-on-a-snowy-Wednesday inspiration.
Here's the first installment: