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, April 19, 2011
Feels like the kind of day to be in character, and hey, I can't remember the last time I felt all western-y. In fact, that's never happened in real life. Oscar was a cowboy a few Halloween's ago - he was an adorable Josh Brolin look alike - and I love to watch Sergio Leone films, but this is pretty much the extent of our cowpokeness. So today Oscar brought his magnet out (pictured here) for breakfast & this inspired the request. Of course, the attraction here is the skeleton...we are nothing if not consistent. But cowboys are rugged and cool - they ride beautiful horses & wear rad clothes. They saunter through wooden slatted double doors in saloons & play poker. I continue to rattle off the many attributes of our booted friend while Oscar remains in his half-asleep dream state, so I say "Git along little doggie" and it actually makes him start moving. Looks like this may work for some a.m. motivation...though I have to brush up on my wild west vernacular - I'm fairly limited. Happy Tuesday! xoxo