IMHO T has said some very cute things lately. Two examples from this morning:
When we arrived home yesterday from Thanksgiving in Lexington, KY, Noodle, our Elf on the Shelf was waiting in T's room. We had mentioned Noodle, a Santa Scout Elf, to T a couple times, but he hadn't really thought about it until he saw him again. T's face kind of lit up (Oh the joys of beleiving in all kinds of wonderful and fantastical things!) and he had to keep going back into his room to look at him. We read the Elf on the Shelf book twice and discussed whether Noodle was a daddy or not. T and B played a game where they took turns telling Noodle things they would like for Christmas. I tried very unobstrusivly to unpack around them so I could get ideas, but B was not beign forthcoming, and T's list is far longer than we could, or would, possibly manage.
This morning after finding where Noodle had alighted and T got dressed, T went to see the elf. "Noodle, is Rudolf really real?" he asked quickly before he headed off to the other room. It was quite cute; he really, really wants to beleive and he loves the idea of a little bit of Christmas living in our house.
When we got to T's school the Assistant Lead teacher was there with five other kids. Just before I left T said, "Miss Ansley, I am making a puppet at home. I really, really liked the puppets we made last week." I thought it was sweet that T told his teacher how much he enjoyed the activity. He had been adement all weekend about making a puppet and having a stick to glue the puppet to. He wants a T puppet and last night came to me asking me to cut some of his hair. "I need red curly hair. Will you cut some for me please?" Luckily I had an envelope full of hair he had asked me to save a while ago and he quickly covered gobs of glue with puffs of hair. T also asked for play dough, and some other items - play dough for the rock, but I vetoed that. I guess they had a whole puppet show that they enacted and watched. He wants to recreate it at home.
I haven't posted any of T's art in a very, very long time which is a shame since he brings soooo much home. Recently it has stopped being so many scribbles and blobs of color (It's a tornado! That's a rocket ship, It's a dinorsaur...um, sure, Love it!) to being much more representational of things most people will recognize:
T in a forest with flowers. Crayon on paper 10.8.10 A couple of days ago, in a fit, he ripped it off the refridgerator and tore it, but I saved it and taped it. The right edge was always cut, but the rips on the left are the new damage.
T with his dog. crayon on paper. 10.14.10
Design fo jack-o-lantern. crayon on paper. 10.18.10
Sky with rocks. crayon on paper 10.27.10
Tinkerbell. crayon on paper. 10.27.10
Tiger for pretend face painting for a friend. 10.28.10
We hope you enjoyed the show and will stop in for more!