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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

How about a real life game of Draw Something

As a parent sometimes we have days when we don't feel well and all we want to do is lay in bed and rest in the peace and quiet.

We all know as parents that most of the time that isn't going to happen.

You know what? 

Last night as I rested my body in bed watching a episode of Biggest Loser eating some Peeps (kidding about the Peeps, someone hid them from me) C1 kept coming into the bedroom wanting to show us the pictures he had drawn of the Ninjago Snakes.

One thing about this kid, he loves to draw. He is always in his bed late at night drawing something. Since his favorite thing at the moment is Ninjago, he is drawing the Ninja's and the Snakes. He knows them all by heart and what they look like and draws them from memory or from the Ninjago sticker books the kids have.

He is always so proud of his work.  But last night he came in with a picture and after he showed T and I this one picture, he said to me "Daddy, you may not like this next one" ?????  I wondered why.  So when he showed me the picture, he mentioned that on this one Ninjago Snake he had drawn you couldn't see the eyes and C1 kind of had a down feeling about it. 

Two things I have learned about myself and C1 and C2 is that the three of us do not like things that are not perfect.  We all have the need for things needing to be exactly like they are suppose to be.  One of the hardest lessons for me to teach to our children is that things will not be perfect.  I have a hard time showing this because of my actions around the house.

I made sure to tell C1 that the one good thing about drawing is that YOU can draw whatever you want and it comes from YOU being creative and the thing I love about YOU is that you are so creative.  He still said that "You cant see his eyes!"  I told him the best thing about that drawing is that YOU drew it.  It came from YOU and you are the creative mind.  I told him I love that he draws and again made it a point to tell him that the great thing about drawing is that he can make it anything he wants it to be.

So on a night when all I wanted to do was to lay in bed and chill out, it became a night when all I wanted to do was tell my son how great it is that he loves to draw.

Kiss The Baby

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1 comments:

plantingpennies April 18, 2012 at 4:33 PM   Reply to

The right word at the right moment can save a boy's heart from breaking. Well done.

My motto for parenting: "I can do the laundry when he's in college, right now I need to be..." ...doing whatever it is my son is doing. It's either Hot Wheels, Lego and/or dirt related.

Good job Dad.

ML

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