writing and art
once I finally got her to let go of worrying if everything she wrote was spelled correctly, she was liberated a bit from her self-imposed pressure of perfection and now writes all sorts of things all the time. recently she made a list of classes (backwards, of course) that she would be teaching:
1 "finger knitting"
4 "learning animals"
and here, the "fairy book"
"once upon a time there was a fairy. she had a crystal."
"then she had a baby. she had another crystal!"
"she grew and grew and grew until she was a grownup and she also had a child"
("mama, this part is a coloring book for you")
she has decided it is already snowflake time. at least they are autumn-colored snowflakes.
a little person she stitched freehand when given a needle, embroidery thread, and felt.
a goodbye love note for her nana, at the end of her last visit~
and her latest thing...... listening to audio books for hours (we've gone from Little House books to Sarah, Plain and Tall, to the Penderwicks and now Peter Pan) while surrounded by all sorts of art supplies. she listens and draws and cuts and glues. fun, fun, fun.