August 11, 2014

Stick Family Portrait, the Masterpiece

Twodles hasn't been one to draw. A person who shall remain unnamed would like to think it is all my doing since I made him switch from left to right, but the kid honestly wasn't into it...till lately!

It's fun to see him be interested in and eager about drawing. Today he was so excited to show me his first family portrait! What a masterpiece!

He asked me to take a picture and made sure to put the stylus behind his ear beforehand :)

This drawing may appear a little behind schedule based on this developmental guideline, but anyone who's anyone knows that Twodles is as sharp as a tack, just marches to the beat of his own drum!

The artist in me longs for him to love creating as much as I do and I'm committing to giving both my boys more opportunities to be creative even though the OCD in me (let's be honest here, all of us have a little OCD hidden in some cob-webbed corner of our being, right?) doesn't prefer messy adventures to clean up.

Here is a quote from one of my favorite articles that touches on the power of creating:

"Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.."  -Happiness, Your Heritage, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

If you haven't read the article you should! It speaks to my soul and motivates me to improve. It just might do the same for you.

Can't wait to see what he creates next!


  1. Why didn't you want him to be left handed? Makayla is left handed, which is why I'm asking

  2. When he was younger he would go between the two, but was more coordinated withe his right. If he went with his right I would just switch it and he would leave it. Everything in school is taught from a right-hand perspective (cutting with scissors, writing, etc) so I just thought it would be easier for him. Plus he didn't seem to care. Goob on the other hand, definitely prefers left. I switch it and he always puts it back in his left. You win some, you lose some.