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This summer of all summers, well the 5 ones he's lived anyway, my son has decided to make my life hell. Maybe I'm exaggerating but it's probably because I'm sooo tired. So instead of arguing all the time I had to act quick. 'If I keep him busy, he won't be bored so he won't be so disobedient. '
I tried to get him do some drawing but he doesn't seem to like it so I gave him a reason: 'let's draw our shopping list.' Don't be fooled, that's my work you see mostly.
'Let's play with your legos'. That was the following day and I have to say it worked.
Yesterday we went to the supermarket and I saw this glue for fabrics. 'Great idea. He loves crafts.' So today I got some old clothes, cut them in pieces, set the table and asked for ideas. He had many I have to admit but the only thing he wanted to do was cut the fabrics in little pieces and finish off the glue on a piece of paper. Only when he saw the puppet I've made, did he want to help me make another one.
And I'm left here wondering: 'where did my lovely boy go, the one who loved creating things and could spend hours amusing himself?' I think I actually have an answer to that: he's somewhere in a village riding his bike with the other kids aaaaaall day long. I 'll let him enjoy his 'loose' summer, hoping he'll be more involved in creative activities in winter. Pray that I'll be sane by then!!!!
PS Click on play and then on the arrows in the bottom right corner to see more pictures. So sorry for the ads. It's the free version of smilebox. Just ignore them.