Sunday, April 12, 2009
It's Magic Marker Monday again, hosted by 5 Minutes for Special Needs. Time to share what crafty stuff the kids have been entertaining us with.
The Marketing Material - Take note of the words written below the caption photos. Crack me up. Emily's lovely pose on the left is especially professional looking.
Most every holiday, we celebrate the day joined by a couple of other families. It has become a tradition, albeit a somewhat painful tradition, that Jake puts on a show for everyone. He takes it very seriously. In preparation for Easter, Jake spent at least a week rehearsing in the garage, writing the script and practicing the songs. You would think that after that much effort the play would roll like a fine tuned machine. Let's just say it's the show that never ends and Jake always somehow manages to be the star of the production, with his friends going along for the ride.
Jake isn't our only talented artist of the family. Will and Owen are catching up with their own beautiful Easter pieces made at preschool.
I am not an artist, but I have always found that getting inspired by colours or patterns, using your imagination to create something beautiful or manipulating language to create emotion- i find it all very cathartic. It can be very frustrating when you have a vision in your head of what you would like to create, but your skills are lacking to produce it. It saddens me to wonder if Owen and Will have these same feelings of wanting to produce something beautiful, but not the skills to make it happen. Do they look at the written word and wish that they could put pen to paper and shape those letters? Or do they have stories and ideas that they want to share with the world, but not have the language to express it? Or do the boys have pictures in their minds that could be make them the next Picassos, but they just don't have the strength required for the grasp to hold the paintbrush properly? I believe that Will feels some frustration when he tries so hard over and over again to mimic the dance moves he sees on his videos, or to spell his name. I only hope their determination and perseverance stays with them to keep on trying, because it's worth the reward. I suppose it is our job as parents to continue to lay praise on our children for their every effort so that they remain inspired and motivated to keep at it. I'm proud of their Easter efforts.