I spend much time sketching, and I end up filling more than one sketchbook in a month.
My sketching is often just comics featuring my family or whatever I happen to be thinking about. (This morning, I sketched all of the CBC journalists that I could remember because I was listening to a Canadian news programme called The National.)
All this to say that I haven’t written much about Frances this week.
But I would be remiss if I failed to mention that Frances recently received a letter from the North Pole because she had written to Santa on November 9th. Her own missive to her favourite holiday figure was written using a free stationery kit that Toys R Us distributed last month, and we sent it to the North Pole.
The list was so long that she used both the English and the French pages.
Well, I’m finished Christmas shopping now: Santa won’t be delivering a horse (or a pony) this year, but I’m certain that Frances (and Pink Cup Sister) will be happy with what appears under the tree on Christmas morning.
As for our next writing/Christmas project: we like to choose one news story that features a child who wishes for something for Christmas (such as cards or homemade art), and we try to honour that wish. This shows Frances, I hope, that there are different ways to connect with people, and I’m hoping that it helps to show both girls the importance of thinking of others.