The Art Box stayed pretty much the same this past week as it was the previous week (lazy mama syndrome), with the addition of some stickers and a wooden caboose to go with the train M has been putting together.
M needs a kick in the pants. Or something. He has been following me around for the past week saying “what can I do? Can I watch TV? (no) I can’t think of anything to dooo… whine, whine, whine.” I’m pretty fed up with it. He is suddenly not interested in even looking through his art box, unless it’s as a final resort to tackle the boredom.
Anyway, this is all just to say what was done here was done only half-heartedly and I’m thinking of taking the art box away for a couple of weeks and simply putting out an art project (open ended, but not entirely child-directed) that he can choose to do or not do. I am hoping to renew his interest in using his imagination and creativity. My theory is he’s been sick on and off for the past 2 to 3 weeks and during that time has been allowed to watch too much tv and videos. They can be a lifesaver sometimes with a sick kid, but they sure can become addictive and stifle the imagination pretty quickly! I’ll still be doing my Art Box posts, but they may look a bit different for a couple of weeks.
M did enjoy painting his wooden caboose, albeit reluctantly:
He colored this coloring page with his sparkly gel pens:I love how close he’s getting to actually staying within the lines. And I wish you could see how this thing glimmers in the sunlight!
M picked out two little pots at Target to move his sprouts into. We planted some forget-me-not and shamrock seeds a while back and they are doing quite well. It’s definitely time to move them to larger pots. He decorated these first with some foam stickers:
Finished product (minus the plants):
He drew a picture for Daddy:
Then taped pieces of scrap paper to the back of it:
Then drew one for Mommy:He gave this to me, then very sweetly asked me to be his Valentine. :) It’s a good thing Mama thinks you’re cute, kiddo!
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Have a beautiful day! :)