I have to apologize for my tangent yesterday. When I posted that tirade I was having a cross between an anxiety attack and being just plain frustrated! (Hot, tired, thirsty, and a nervous wreck just about covers it.) When people are screaming at each other, making wild hand gestures, and cursing my nerves snap. When I'm exposed to that kind of behavior I want to hide, cry, and eat ice cream.
Today has been fun with the boys here. I needed a long session with them today to get back in my normal mode. We played bubbles, soccer, and cars in the back yard. Both boys painted with artist acrylics on canvas. Both does a really good job for his age. Though they each have a different style. I don't instruct regarding content only about how to clean brushes and how to manage the paints. I want them to develop their own style before public school teachers teach them to draw/paint a house this way and a tree that way. I view drawing and painting as two separate disciplines. We use brushes to paint without sketches or tracings and they are encouraged to mix basic colors to blend the color they want to use. We just make it a special fun time. No rules and no mistakes. Harry observed the painting this time around. He was impressed with how well each boy does and how differently they approach the process. I'm impressed with the way each expresses his independence and assumes ownership of his work.
I'm tired and still have "stuff" that has to be done before this day is closed. I may not get around to reading your blogs tonight but I'm still thinking of you and wishing everyone good health and all the good things in life. I'll be around soon.
Yes, Sarah is doing well. Only three more days to wait for the baby. She sounded in good spirits and as comfortable as is possible. Her mother was with her so I know she's well taken care of and content. Sarah's parents are really good people and such a pleasure. I'm thankful they can be here.