One of the bonuses of having my own business is getting to carve out time for what really matters. Yesterday, I celebrated that aspect of my soul proprietorship by watching my nephew, Katin, while he was staying home sick from school. Lucky for me and for him, it was one of those days when he was sick enough that they didn’t want him to get the other kids sick, but not so ill that he didn’t enjoy the extra attention he got from us.
The day was filled with special requests, starting with, “Can we paint?” You bet! But first… Artist hubby, Eric, joined the festivities for several rounds of our favorite art based game, Doodle Dice Deluxe.
Yep, they played Doodle Dude, and I played paparazzi!
Then came the bucket of building components I got at a super cool garage sale several years back. I think they are called Connectagons. Always a hit!
That was the first wave of construction. Next came a journey into the garage for boxes.
First a house complete with a couple of floors and an ingenious solution to severe wobbles. Katin, whose grandpa is an architect, decided to shore up the sides with two panels, which happen to actually have historical significance: flying buttresses.
Then, he wanted to build something that could float. So we put on Pirates of the Caribbean and built a masking tape laden vessel.
That took some figuring, imagining, experimenting.
Some of the art dolls came out to join the festivities and cheered Katin on as he finally got to get his paint on with this righteous giraffe for his Sissy.
It was a grand day that we won’t forget anytime soon.