Rex’s godmother was here recently and spent the night with us. (He adores her!) She brought him a great Star Wars calendar. Such a perfect gift for him. The woman knows her god-son. Or reads my blog. Either way, he loves it. He wanted to start using it right away unfortunately we have to wait another 3 months before we can start making notes and drawing pictures of important occasions on our new calendar.
He came home from school the day after she left and decided he wanted to write her a thank you card. And no I did not plant the idea in his head. He just decided he wanted to all on his own. So I let him select some tools to make his godmother a card.
Of course he wanted to use his Star Wars stamps along with his alphabet stamps and some markers
He told me what he wanted the card to say. I wrote it out for him on our craft paper lined table. And he copied it word for word all by himself onto the card. Then he started decorating with the stamps. I realized that this whole thank you card thing might have been an excuse to play with his star wars stamps but if it was, it was a good one.
I’ve also noticed he likes to decorate everything the same few ways – Hearts, flowers, stick men and crossing things out with a slash or an “X”. For the colors he either chooses pink. Or orange and black. (He has ALWAYS loved pink)
And of course Jack-Jack wanted to write her own thank you card too.
The child threw the biggest tantrum ever when at first I wouldn’t let her. So in the end to keep the peace and allow my son to make his card without her yanking at him every 2 seconds, I set her up with a couple of washable markers and some paper. That was all she needed and was completely happy with her little art-making-station. So Godma, if you’re reading this, the other paper in there with a whole bunch of *ahem* abstract art, well that’s from Jack-Jack just for you.
After we were finally done with our card (the project took 2 days since my Rex wanted to take breaks and only wanted to work on it when his creativity sparked. Artists! *sigh*) we had to mail it. The closest mailbox in our neighborhood is in front of our favorite bakery. We bundled up and walked up the street for some coffee and breakfast…
…and to mail our card
And no I don’t know the whole look he was going for with his outfit that morning. I asked him about it casually and he mentioned something about being an FBI Police Officer. I didn’t dig any deeper. Hey, it looked like a legitimate FBI Police Officer to me
But then he wanted to switch it to a traffic cop look at one point I think… I don’t question too much anymore. I just enjoy the imagination and creativity his little 5yo mind comes up with whenever I can
We sit and enjoy the warm sun coming up with our apple juice…
My little gadget-crazed family. I love them with all my heart.