For the most part he doesn't want to watch animations. That was a big discussion because Isaak wanted to watch Inside Out, and Mica didn't. We finally convinced him to give it a shot. Then he liked it.
One day a few weeks ago I made each of us a pancake face for breakfast:
Isaak was all excited to eat it. Mica on the other hand said, "Why? I don't want this. I'm too old for this! Dad would not approve." I don't know why Dad was brought up. I do know that he often times doesn't like my artsy food things.
I said, "Mica just roll with it. I'm an adult, and I love my pancake face."
Isaak happily ate his pancake face. Mica all grumpy like shoved the face parts off the pancake with his fork, and ate the pancake.
I've always wanted my kids to be kids as long as possible.
It takes a long time to become young.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
Every child is an artist, the problem is staying a child when you grow up.
I do have to say that my kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes longer than most kids. They'd wear them outside. Mica wasn't Mica. He was Captain America, or Indiana Jones... Mica still loves Legos. He asks for toys when holidays come along. He's in 4th grade, but could be a 5th grader (he was 6 when he started school). We've made it this far, and there's still a little boy inside him.
I watched this short flick. I know it's 15 minutes, but it's a great 15 minutes! It captures that child within.
If you don't have time for The Gnoimist watch the intro to To Kill a Mockingbird:
If you don't like black and white any more watch the intro to Amélie:
These are all flicks I show during our Children's book illustration section of my Illustration class.
I gravitate towards children's books, I love food art, being silly is fun, board games are not boring, arts and crafts are wonderful.
What do you like to do that is childlike?
I like to read children's books to my kids. Right now we're reading Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library. It was one of my favorites as a kid - and it is still just as good as I remember. The boys are really into it, even though the main characters are girls.
I am still a big kid at heart. I love animated films, children's books, playing with my kids at the park, board games... I have a ton of character pj's that I wear to bed at night. I think growing up is way too overrated!
I agree w/Theresa, I'm a kid at heart too. I think the pancake face is cute. ;) Your post reminds me that I better enjoy this last year or two though, where my son is still able to be just a kid.
I think I am a child at heart. I hate how fast kids feel the need to grow up these days!!!
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