Thursday, February 25, 2010
water and snow
Yesterday I put this page together and it took me a long time to get it to work. I printed the two smaller photos too small and I had the title in blue letters on dark blue paper and everything just looked off. So off I was getting a headache! How's that for a fun and relaxing hobby?
Then I took a break, picked up Andrew from school and gave it some thought. I decided to reprint the smaller photos a tad larger and pick up some of that orange in Isaac's clothes and add more of it here and there. A five minute fix and now I love it. The orange makes this page! ;)
Here's what I wrote:
All summer Andrew was scared of water. He did not want to play in the sprinklers at the playground, he did not want to go into the ocean, and every bath was a battle. We are not really sure why he was so scared of water, but we can trace it back to a hike we took in early summer when we all got covered in ticks. I didn’t see any ticks on Andrew until bath time and when I saw some on his back I scooped him up, grabbed my tweezers and began the ugly process of removing them. We think he associated the water with the ticks because after that he wanted nothing to do with getting wet.
We went to the playground everyday and I always put on the boys’ water shoes hoping that that day would be the day that Andrew overcame his fears and headed for the sprinklers. But day after day he ran for the hot and dry playground equipment.
One day it was just too hot. And although I knew Andrew wouldn’t want to go in the water, I thought Isaac would want to. So I had Andrew sit on the bench by the fountains while Isaac cooled off. He sat and watched Isaac run around in the water and gradually he left the bench to join him! And we were all glad that he did.
Funny to show that summer page on a day like today. I took this on the way to school this morning! We are getting crazy fat flakes today!