My kids have been hounding me (no pun intended) for a couple of years to get a dog. I keep telling them that a dog would not fit with our busy schedule and I manage to talk them out of it by explaining how much work it would be and how it wouldn't be fair to the dog to be alone all the time and blah, blah, blah.
Part of me wants to say yes to the dog and part of me wants to say are you fricking nuts?! I have nothing against dogs, other than that fact that they need a lot of attention and they are not the best fit for our lives (at this time). Period.
Anyway... so Kienna (my ten year old) was at my shop a few weeks ago and she was keeping busy while I was working. I sort of wondered in my mind what she was up to because she's usually never quiet, but I was too busy to check it out. She announced that she was finished her project (that I didn't even know she was working on) and that she needed my undivided attention for a few moments.
She then proceeded to hold up a series of signs infront of her face. As I read each sign, she would put it down and I'd read the next one, etc. Like a slideshow. Honestly, I wish I had it on camera because not only did what she write, break my heart just a little, her big-brown-puppy-dog-eyes nearly made me cry...
After she was done I was reminded of the article I read last week that said, "Say yes to buying your kids a dog at least once in their childhood". And then, I saw this video (which is AWESOME).... and to be honest... I'm feeling like the universe is secretly trying to pursuad me!
OH MAN. This week was insane. It went by so fast I can't even believe it's over already.
My ten year old daughter made her acting debut in the community production of Aladdin. Somehow my little love bug scored a leading role as the Villon's sidekick and she did amazing. She was nervous as heck before it started but once she was up on the stage, she totally pulled it off. I was so totally proud of the little bugger. Great job Kienna!
I have major guilt about not blogging this week and not following through on some of the promises I made earlier in the week. I just have way too much on my plate right now with Aladdin... and crazy busy-ness at work... and Christmas Gala's and Silent Auctions to organize... and 32 centerpieces to make. More on all of that next week.
If you are looking to buy art for Christmas gifts, here are a couple of things for sale. More to come next week. A Life Inspired | 12"x12" original | Acrylics,collage and resin on canvas | $99 | Available for sale in the on-line shop, or at Imagine Ink in Creston
True Friendship | 8"x8" Print (frame not included) | Full Color, Limited edition (5) | Printed on Archival paper | $39 | Available in the on-line shop or at Imagine Ink in Creston.
Here's some art that Kienna brought home from school. I think it's pretty cute. If you look closely at the words she's written, you'll see that my recent art has made an impression on her :) How sweet. Love this kid.