We are constantly running. Working, trips to school, fixing meals, cleaning up the house, etc. It’s somewhat rare that I just let things happen.
For Lynzie’s first birthday, I wanted to decorate the house with ladybugs. It was somewhat of a last minute thought. I had plans to do it all on my own, and then I remembered, my sister just moved out here and it would be a great bonding moment.
Somehow the event became her cooking dinner (her AMAZING chicken curry) and us all (my sister, my brother-in-law, my husband and my son) sitting around the table cutting, gluing, painting and chatting through the night. It was fun. Of course, Zach did spend a lot of time distracting Lynzie and periodically Isaac.
The best part about it was how much fun it was for Isaac and how much he liked being a part of the group and learning how to make lady bugs. After my sister and her husband left, we still had several lady bugs to put together, so I was working much faster and Isaac sat there with me whipping our lady bugs – cutting bodies, cutting heads, gluing them together, making wings, painting spots and setting them to dry. The whole time he was chatting about this and that.
The next morning, I was on a conference call and Zach wasn’t home yet, when Isaac woke up, went downstairs and started making ladybugs again. When Zach got home from work, he found Isaac working on bugs.
It is so great to see him growing up, to see the skills he is learning in school and to see how eager he is to learn more. Several years ago, you couldn’t get Isaac to do art, now he can’t get enough, as long as he doesn’t have to get dirty.