This post thrills me so much. I am so in love with the idea of Marlowe drawing, painting, making, and creating. The other day, while Marlowe was napping, I rolled some kitchen parchment paper onto the coffee table, taped it down, and then oh so patiently waited for her to wake up. I was so incredibly eager to see what would happen when I let her have at it with a brand new box of crayons. Well, she loved it—- really, really loved it. I need to plan to buy some proper drawing paper soon, the parchment paper is a bit waxy for little drawing hands… and maybe, possibly… I should buy her a little easel too 🙂 I worry for my white walls, but I’m pretty sure any mishaps will be worth it in the end.
I often wonder if Marlowe is lefty or not. Like me, she seems to be quite ambidextrous. She eats with her right hand, but more often than not, her left hand seems to take over with everything else. I’m not sure at what age or stage I’ll really be able to know for sure… maybe soon or maybe in a few years? No idea. One of my furthest memories back is: me sitting with my dad at our kitchen table and him showing me how to draw and write… I must have been 3 or 4 years old or so. It was so long ago and I have no idea if I could really do much of anything (drawing-wise) at that point, but I’m sure both my parents must have known: I was lefty. When will I know about Marlowe? Does it even matter yet if I know? Probably not. Either way, I’m really, really looking forward to even more creative days to come.
*psst. by the way… since I posted a photo of Eric last week on instagram and twitter I got about 70 (million) comments/tweets saying: “#teameric” and telling me how wonderful Eric is. Well, since I’m certain I’ll have a few questions here too, I should mention: we are not together and will not be together 😉 Eric is still a great friend to me and beyond wonderful to M. We still hang out from time to time, but thats it. No romance, just friends 😉 #teamfriendswithareallyawesomeandcaringguy