This evening after dinner, Mason and I went through a “checklist” of things that he needed to do before bedtime: finish math homework, read the library books he checked out, brush his teeth, etc. And then he exclaimed…”Oh! And I need to do my sketch.” That made me smile. Many times over the last 68 days of this 365 project, I have said the same thing. He’s my “mini-me” in so many ways.
Then he said, “Mom…if you haven’t done your sketch today, we should do ours together. I’m going to draw a machine.” When I said that I’m not really very good at drawing machines or mechanical things…he said, quite encouragingly, “that’s okay, I’ll show you mine as an example and you can try to make up your own…I’ll help you, it’s easy.” This kid is growing up too fast. I’m already having a hard enough time being called “Mom” instead of “Mommy” or “Mama”…but when he says things like this, it really hits home that he’s not a little baby anymore.
So that’s Mason’s “color machine” above. My sketch follows. I didn’t end up drawing a machine. I told him I’d have to save that idea for another day when I had more time to really follow his example. For tonight, I just needed to do something quick for a client project.