We took Kieran on a playdate to go bowling this weekend, Which Kieran was excited about. He played a little but then the flashiness of the arcade caught his attention every time between turns-so most of it was chasing him around until our string was finished. Then we all played in the arcade. It was a lot of fun.
Kieran is getting so big! He is a little over 3'7 and 40lbs! He is the same size as some Kindergartners I teach but he is only 3! One of the hardest things I find right now is trying to remember he is only 3, and the expectations that others who may not know or forget his age because of his size. He shouldn't have to act like he is 5 yet. Let's let him be 3 for a while, don't let him grow up faster than he needs to; he will get there.
I couple weeks ago I lost all motivation to create. Just looking at my art space made me sad. I cleaned it up and that felt good, but still had no motivation to paint or do anything, which hurt my heart. I went through I a whole week of self-worth issues and who did I think I was to call my self an artist.
It was Kieran and Peter who lit the fire to help me start my spark again (whether they knew it or not). I never say "no" to creating when Kieran asks and Peter asks even less, haha. So we had a family afternoon of creating, no pressure. Eventually I broke out of whatever I was going through and made something-pushed through the critic, since I didn't think what I Was making was very "good" and finished the page. Then had a whole week where I created and completed something everyday. Sometimes you just have to start moving and see where it takes you.
Had a wonderful March Break-even though Kieran had a bad cold at the start and I had it at the end. We spent our days with no real schedule, just doing what we felt like. Lots of painting..and maybe some extra "Rescue Bots".
We did a couple craft days at Michael's and made some creatures out of clay, and Kieran made a picture full of letters...and for those of you who don't know the proper name for "J' is candy cane...turns out it wasn't a "J" at all.
We also went to the zoo on lion day and got to see some of the things the zoo keepers do with the lions and we got to pat a bunny-no where near the lions in case you were wondering.
And to top it off a couple play dates. So much fun.
Bliss is when Kieran sits down and does art with me, it makes my heart swell with love and gratitude. I think we created for at least an hour-with a couple little breaks. He is just starting to show an interest is it with me, and I love it. Below is a little fast motion video. I love the little hug and kiss he gives me in the middle.
Today is the first day of March Break, and Kieran let us sleep in to 7:00...but after waking up about 4 times through the night. Oh well-better than nothing. Last week he was waking up for the day at 4:30/5:00 am. I would rather waking up through out the night with the ability to go back to sleep thanks!
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.