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.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Oscar Versus the Volcano
Oscar can be very ambitious...and unrealistic (he's 6 - I get it). In addition to the 847 other things we have going on, he thinks it would be a good idea to build his volcano kit this morning. That's a negative I tell him. He can barely get his uniform on at 6:30am, and I definitely am not signing up for a science project before heading out. "How about I draw that today?" Yes, this works for him but we have to work on it tonight after dinner. Sounds like a solid plan. One thing I didn't count on...this is not an easy brown bag/black sharpie translation for me. As I try to capture the billowing smoke, Oscar tells me the drawing "looks angry." "Angry?" I say. "This volcano is FURIOUS." Hehe. "It's a supervolcano, which means it can cause serious damage. Magma, sulfur, ash...all hot & dangerous stuff. You know, there are even volcanoes in space." He is riveted. He needs more information about this, and I have officially booked my night with very specific geographic research & discovery. Sigh...as long as the baking soda eruption doesn't mess with the rug it's cool. Happy Tuesday :) xoxo