Every school day my son requests his doodle...the one I draw on his snack bag. At times elaborate, whimsical, topical, but mostly just whatever he is into at the moment. I am NOT an artist, but indulge this request each day for fun. This is a daily musing about his requests.
Monday, March 7, 2011
I'm rolling a big doughnut and this snake wearing a vest...
There are a few rites of passage that never go out of style. This weekend Oscar selected & rode his first very own bicycle. Not a "baby bike" as he refers to tricycles - one for a big kid, like him. Ah, a boy & his bike...it does seem really magical. When you think about it, it is his introduction to freedom. Conveyance on his own terms; a chance to be a total individual. I can picture him sticking baseball cards in the spokes, making a tick-tick-tick, & pedaling off into the sunset. I asked how he felt riding his shiny new wheels, which spun into this morning's doodle request. "I like it." Ok, not the enthusiasm I was hoping for, but he continued his recount with "big plans" of springtime rides "at night." Clearly I have Easy Rider in the making. But I think we'll commemorate with something a little more innocent to begin. Pee Wee's Big Adventure is in queue for movie night, ready to inspire what I hope will be a long and meaningful relationship between Oscar & his ride.Happy Monday xoxo