She is very interested in her crib decor here at my house. Who knew polka dots would be fascinating? One side is lime green with dark brown dots, the other side is brown and white herringbone. It's the dots that makes her excited. She turns her little head to see the herringbone for a few seconds and turns right around to the dots. Her arm extended, those little legs pushing in the air, she's all into the dots. Her breath quickens and she starts to vocalize at those dots. So I do too!
Am I running off about this princess? I might be.
I think helping to raise a child is a huge responsibility. There is so much to learn about the world and themselves. I am thankful to have the time to devote to her. While feeding her I had Mozart and Frank Sinatra music playing. We looked at shapes and colors. We talked back and forth. I helped her push her legs and flip herself over for a few minutes. We took a walk in the carriage in the lovely fall weather. I walked, she slept.
And during one of her naps I sat at the dining room table for twenty minutes to paint while Mozart played. I had already set up a still life of the usual objects of late: rocks, leaves and apple. As I had pulled out the tomato plants from the garden and culled the small green tomatoes, I added one to the mix. Twenty minutes was enough to keep me in the painting mode. Twenty minutes and I was done.
I can't wait until this baby can hold a paint brush!
|Green Tomato (c)2010 DST 7x10 Watercolor|