Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My toddler, is an artist. I think they all are, just sometimes they forget. Each of my children has gone through a stage of decorating themselves with markers. My dear husband is not a fan.
DH: "are you letting them go out like that?"
ME: "ah, yeah"
I think it would be hypocritical to get upset about it. My husband and I both have tattoos, our whole family on his side does except for his brothers wife (one of those little blue eyed mall types). Whose to say one type of body art is better then another? And the older kids all love the stick on tattoos. It's so natural for them to draw on themselves. People all over the planet have been tattooing for thousands of years, it's very tribal. I think it's a natural form of artistic expression, that was only quashed by the era of assiilation as europeans christianized the world. But nothing ever managed to eraticate it. People will always be drawn to this art. So yes I let Indy colour his boy. He is so intent while doing it, like a master on his newest master piece, and so pleased when he is done, who could squash that?
We walked around the nieghbourbhood a little, got the new cookie dough drumsticks (YUM!) and looked at the suburban version of nature. saw some bees and a little brown butterfly with white trim amoungst someones garden flowers. We will have to name and identify it later.