Sunday, August 9, 2009

When the muse strikes....


...well - you just have to grab at it - even if it is 5 am!

So there I was at that time on a Sunday morning being dragged out of bed -
"C'mon Mum, s'light - me paint!" said the 2 1/2 year old artist. A whole new big sentence; words I had never heard him use before. How could I resist? I am unschooling radically and I am here to facilitate. I am also one of these older mums and I need lots of sleep to make sure I have the energy to do this. Nevertheless, I am there sloshing out finger paints into jar lids, finding paper, slurping down a strong English Breakfast blend, trying to convince an insistent boy that finger paints don't require water or brushes and that I don't have any other paints and I promise I will get some proper paints as soon as I can. I lose the argument, but he soon sees my point when he tries it out, and goes back to the traditional hands-in style. Autonomous learning by the "me do it" process. Works every time! (Why do I doubt it?)

At around 7-ish, he decided he wanted to go back to bed. Great idea Son! Back we went and snuggled in beside still sleeping Dad and we dozed on until 9.30 - not bad - everyone's needs met, and some creativity to boot!

Later I felt a bit creative, so did some baking. Well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it:) Banoffee cupcake anyone?

10 comments:

Joxy said...

cor yes please, they look delicious!

I take my hat off to you too not sure I could have dragged myself out of bed at 5am to paint... Rye would have probably got a "eh... too early, too early... later"

lmao

And he's staring at your cupcakes and insistently saying "mussins, mussins" (muffins) And nope I'm not cooking muffins at 11pm at night.. a certain little boy should be in bed but he's full of beans - sigh.

Joxy.

sunnymama said...

What a fun morning! Worth the early start :)

Sorry I haven't been here for ages. I'm so behind in my blog reading, but it's great to finally get here and catch up :)

MonikaRose said...

The joys of children, wow, you must be proud, enjoy every moment :) cupcakes look delicious, send some my way ;0) cya MonikaRose

sunnymama said...

Oh, I forgot to ask. Did you go to see Penelope Leach talk yet? I'd love to hear about it when you do :)

Debs said...

It's funny, R often does the same thing - wakes up in the morning with some completely random thing he must do urgently. Luckily for me it's usually something he can do without me while I come round a bit more and work out how to get upright! I love that you got up to do the art with him, what a lucky little boy. :)

Lisa G said...

5am! That would just about kill me, but kudos to you,lucky boy! I'm glad you got to go back to bed for a nap though.

Emma said...

Have to say I'm glad I'm not the only one being dragged out of bed at 5am! Those cupcakes look sooo tasty. Could you share the recipe? Ta! :)

Debs said...

Ooh yes, recipe please! :) x

luvnharmony said...

Those cupcakes look so yummy. I don't know if I have it in me to get up at 5am to paint.

Ackworth born said...

painting at 5am - so glad I'm past all that!