Know this about me – I’m not one to get sentimental and save every piece of ‘art’ my children make. I mean, I’m sentimental enough, I just can’t risk being buried alive under every drawing, project or knick-knack that comes home with my kids after daycare/school/camp. So, I tend to be a little ruthless about purging Hailey and Evan’s ‘masterpieces’ after they pass the threshold of the house. 90% of it all has ended up in the trash or recycling, I won’t lie.
But every once in a while, something comes along that must be kept – if for nothing more than its potential to make me cry in later years. (“Remember when they were so little…*sob*?”)
However, my kids seem to be going through a very rich time, creatively, in their lives. They’ve come up with some really thought-provocking pieces that I’d like to share with you for your perusal.
This was how Evan told me he needed new sneakers:
These were conceived as a set, again by Evan:
I recently gave a recital of songs, and Hailey gave me a pep rally on paper:
Inspired by Valentine’s Day and god-knows-what combination of commercials he’d seen on tv, Evan drew this on his white board:
And, for the pièce de résistance – this was Evan’s note to me before my recital performance: