Tuesday, January 27, 2015

pink pink pink

year of the sheep is right around the corner...
time is passing by way too quickly....

talking about pink,
it has been little bb's favorite color ever since he could recognize colors...
he told us his favorite color is "all the colors"
not pink anymore?
"no....  i like all the colors"

we suspect he was teased by others....
people either gave him a funny look or the standard response "but you are a boy!"
whenever he said his favorite color is pink...

and, i seriously have an issue with this...
it's disheartening to think that he has to cover up to avoid being ridiculed...

what's wrong with pink and boys?
it's just a color.

just because someone else likes blue or think boys should like blue
doesn't mean you have to conform.
stay true to yourself my boy.

and yes,
i bought him a pink blanket.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

sunday, late afternoon

after watching the snail and the whale,
we found ourselves at Oi! again.

no mirrors and reflections this time.
what we found was action in quietness...

first there was story reading on the lawn,
followed by writing and guitar playing,
then stamping, drawing, cutting and pasting....
little bb drew himself, make submarines, wrote chinese characters which we didn't know he knew......

we put two of our drawings in envelopes to be mailed back to us via the post.
we were told that this project is to capture thoughts, moods, experience at a particular moment in time in words....
when we receive these words in the post, they will bring back memories, etc....

it was a quiet but fun short break from the city.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

almost there

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getting there....
perhaps we can try removing the training wheels next week

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

something new

bunting for the little corner