Someone suggested politely that people tell her the truth, and, well, Frances did.
Give Frances paint, paper, and lots of space, and she’s happy. 🙂
Frances needs structure — lots of it. In the past, summers have been very difficult for her for this reason. So, school has ended for the summer break, and we have encountered a little difficulty in this regard: we had signed Frances up for a summer filled with day camp through her school; unfortunately, theContinue reading “Summer and structure”
One day, when Frances was about 18 months old, she took hundreds of children’s books off a set of shelves in the living room and stood on top of the haphazard pile to get more. She sometimes lined the entire house with a path of books that encompassed the dining room table and led backContinue reading “When it’s quiet…”
Frances drew this picture yesterday for a friend’s dog — I think it’s really cute. She actually drew pictures for all of the dogs in that family, and this is my favourite.
Convincing Frances to part with toys is an ongoing battle. Over the summer, she donated several large bags of toys for the very young, but there’s still much more to go.
Frances discovered Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting this morning on Netflix. She found his mellow voice and unquestionably effectual techniques quite soothing, and asked, “Would this count as a documentary?” While technically not a documentary, I agreed to her watching it at bedtime because it has such an hypnotic effect on her. BobContinue reading “What about Bob?”
Even though she has many doll houses and innumerable accessories, Frances has recently begun to craft (as above) her own using cardboard boxes, magazine pictures, and stickers. She has been having such a hard time socially at school this year that I decided to help her today: I went through some old magazines, cut outContinue reading “Doll crafting”