Cam’s imagination is expanding. He has started telling homemade jokes and stories that I believe are a mash-up of various books and tv shows. Sometimes he’ll tell a 5-minute story with his quiet and mysterious story-telling voice. It can be quite entertaining.
Here he is telling us a story about a cabin. I hope you don’t get too scared—watch if you dare.
So Cam likes to win. Here he is playing his new Crossfire game with Grandpa Abe.
Me: Cam, your pants are on inside-out and backwards.
Cam: Oh. [Considers it] No biggie!
“You can sit here mom. Theres a lot of room for your big caboose!”
Cam: My school is awesomer than Morgan’s.
Me: Why do you say that?
Cam: Because mine is a tree school (his is called Taproot and their logo is a big tree) and hers is a preschool.
Cam: But they are both preschools.
A bunch of kids were watching the koi in a pond at a restaurant. The fish were coming up to the wall and putting their mouths against it. One boy was laughing and said: “They’re eating the wall!” And Cam said very seriously, “No, they’re eating algae.”
Me: Wait please.
Camden: I can’t wait anymore mom because I’m all out of time.
And finally, here is Cam telling me all about angles (and tongs):
I have so many things to add to the blog with Halloween and Cam’s new tree house among other things but for now, this is what I’ve got… bath buddies splashing around in the tub.
I was gone all weekend so this cuteness is exactly what I needed when I got home.
I might be in “way-too-excited” mom mode, but I am sooooooo excited about Cam’s first real free-hand drawing. I am practically tearing up. I’m pretty much ready to send out a press release about my son being the next Picasso.
For the most part, Cam is coloring blobs, starting to stay inside the lines with crayons, and writing just a couple very simple letters. Beyond that Joe and I will see a scribble and blurt what it looks like just to spark imagination. But today is a different story.
I left Cam in my office while I went inside to get Demi dressed. Joe went out to get him and he was busy drawing on my note paper. Joe asked what it was, and Cam said, “a five-legged armadillo.” Unprompted… no suggestions from dad.
First of all, it kind of looks like a 5-legged armadillo. Secondly, how did he think of that? Aren’t the first basic animals a kid draws more along the lines of cats and dogs and cows and whatnot? And finally, I just love that it has 5 legs.
I was reading an article about things you can do to promote creativity with your kids and one thing was to have the supplies/utensils always available to them. I think the benefits of this outweigh the negatives (walls can be painted, carpets can be replaced, sisters can be washed), so I’m going to set up the station in his room a little better.
Lastly, this is SO going in a frame. I remember when my mom framed my wolf painting. Even though I could only see the faults in it, she loved it so much she wanted it prominently displayed in her office. I get it now. It’s exciting to see your kid create!