Saturday, December 15, 2012
Necessity is the mother of invention
Jonathan loves to create things. If it were up to him, each day would be one long string of experiments, projects, and inventions. I can't even begin to keep up with all the things he wants to do! This morning we made this wreath together.
He had a surprisingly good eye for balance and design! Then later, he went to the store with Daddy to get the needed groceries, so that he could make soup for lunch all by himself. I interpreted the directions, and he did all the cutting himself, except for the onion (slippery skins!) I'm not sure the result was quite his favorite, but he was very proud!
I'm trying to look at my lack of energy and frequent time spent in bed or on the couch as an opportunity to teach Jonathan to be more independent in his creating. Today he certainly managed well!
Edited to add: Christmas gifts for family and friends are going to be homemade this year - Jonathan's idea and another fun project for us to do together! :)