Monday, May 11, 2015
Drawing Carly to Stand
As Mother's Day got closer and closer I found myself trying to figure out what to do for Amy's card. The kids and I got her a little gift, nothing major, but we didn't have a card. If anyone knows Amy, she loves cards from the kids. Sometimes I think she would rather have a card then a gift. Well, I still had no card on Saturday. Colton and I had to go to the store so I figured I would grab one there. No dice. The Saturday before Mothers Day? Who was I kidding? So, plan B.
I told Colton he was going to make his mommy's card. He loved the idea and couldn't wait to do it. We stealthily walked to the basement and got out his crayons and construction paper. We folded the paper in the shape of a card and he began to write. Happy Mother's Day on the front and We Love You on the inside along with all three names listed in his writing. Colton wanted to draw a picture of him the two girls and his mommy.
In a kindergarten artistry kind of way, off he went. Mommy was drawn first, of course. Then he drew himself. As he drew the stick-type figures with round bodies, he explained every line he drew and why. He drew his younger sisters and finished the picture. Complete with green grass, flowers, and a big yellow sun.
After staring at his work in pride, he handed me the card, looked up and said, "Daddy, I drew Carly standing up."
I kissed him on the forehead and told him "One day, son, one day"