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.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
If you don't already know, I box every Wednesday (sometimes Tuesday too). Oscar hangs out at the gym with me for each of these hour + trainings, & he is eager to participate as soon as possible. It helps that he shares a name with a famous boxer (de la Hoya of course) so he feels an extra link to the sport. This morning he asked me to "draw boxing" followed with "why do I get so excited" after boxing. Translation: hot, sweaty & wired. I explain the whole adrenaline piece in a cool biology-chemically way. Harder to explain is the whole catharsis thing without making it seem like I just want to punch people...hard. Which, I do, but with all the best of intentions (I love those guys). Sigh, who knew boxing could be such a complicated subject. "You know why I like it Oscar? Because it's fun." This is always a satisfying answer to everything & reminds me I promised we'd work on his left hook (which he expresses in a cute tightly fisted gesture). Happy Thursday! xoxo