"Mama... I want to create my craft now."
"Oh, okay. What are you going to create?"
"A Birthday Hat for Soleil."
"Now I need to make Valentines."
We have played Cadoo together (the three of us)
and then Trev read Henry's Freedom Box to Maddie and I,
and I took a turn and read So Happy.
Maddie scooted off to play elsewhere and Trevy and I read the other eight chapters of A Girl, A Boy, and a Monster Cat.
Which Trev was pretty disappointed with, as it had a very abrupt ending.
I consoled him -or tried to- with the first few pages of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
We have had the composing of music
writing new words to Jingle Bells - with lots of Odes To Santa
research (which could also be called "window shopping")
and the making of strawberry cuppy-cakes.
JumpStart (the very last of Second Grade - there is not a third grade World, to my ever-lasting disappointment)
the decorating of strawberry cuppy-cakes
and spoungebob have also been a part of our day.
We've played a few rounds of Subtrax
played with letters and patterns
and have been sorely disappointed for a second time today in the name of Not Happy Endings. (This time I, Carly.)
Finally, we've listened to (and read the book) The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket.
:) A somewhat dark story, to be sure, but it has sparked much discussion and anticipation for our visit with The Symphony, tomorrow.
Lots of questions and making and kisses and hugs and creating today.
And, as usual,
it will do.