My boys have lots of ambitions. They dream of being chefs, video game designers, Krispy Kreme chain owners, running an aquarium, being artists, owning a toy store and being astronauts. They have no intention whatsoever of settling for one, or even two of these things, they want to do them all, all at once. And why not?
Their ambitions are not all so grand though. They also have a long standing desire to use the printer. A desire which I thwart, daily, because really, the ink is so ridiculousy expensive and nothing that they want to print or copy seems worth the expense and effort. One can hardly concede to wasting precious ink on a full color print out of the online coloring they just did of Max and Ruby. Honestly. I think not.
On occasion though, I think it’s a good idea to just say yes, for no other reason than the fact that even I get tired of hearing myself say “no” sometimes. You know what? Let’s throw caution to the wind, ink prices be damned, we’ll just print our little hearts out.
I managed to sneak in a little cleaning project while we were at it though….
“Run and gather up all the little toys on your floor and bring them in here. We’ll make color copies of them.” I tell you, they were never so happy to pick up toys!
It would make a nice record for Ryder’s baby book, don’t you think? “The 101 Choking Hazards That You Managed Somehow to Avoid.”
Of course we had to do our hands too. Thankfully they didn’t think of doing any other body parts (a matter of time, I’m sure).
Well all of this eventually reminded us of Lois Ehlert, and the beautiful creations she made with color copies of leaves in Leaf Man.
So we cut, pasted and drew and came up with this:
But, you know, if you should need a break while pursing your dreams and ambitions, what with all that exhausting photocoping and artistry, you could just roll around on the floor and kick your brother awhile. That’s good for a few laughs too.
Some days, I wonder what on earth I’ve gotten myself into…
… but I mean that in the best possible way 🙂