As part of our manifesto, we chose to enjoy the small things in life. I thought I’d share one example of this when Jude and I spent a nice hour earlier this week drawing together. Usually I help the kids set up their drawing things at the kitchen table so I can get on with the dishes or cleaning or some other boring task. But I was in a strange mood and needed to do something to lighten it. The kids had become obsessed with cracking nuts – a task their granny had just taught them. It’s probably a combination of the noise and mess it makes. I don’t think they’ve ate any of them but I’ve been stepping on pieces of broken shell all week. Not nice with bare feet :0
As a way of taking his mind off cracking every single nut in the bowl, I started drawing round the empty shells to make animals like tortoises and crabs. He joined in and after a while we got really creative, fishing for nuts… (extra points for correct guesses of what they are :))
The photo doesn’t do it justice. We drew faces on some of the nuts too. I tell you, if you have any trouble getting your kids to eat fruit, get some edible dye and draw faces on them.
We’ve only got one left. There’s been a satsuma massacre in our kitchen.