Wednesday, September 5, 2007

so... this is a GREAT video you've got to watch it and then i have a little story to tell you .....



i saw this video on someone else's blog a couple days ago .... i copied it and saved it for a day that i didn't have a finished piece to show you ..... i LOVED it ..... kind of for the art thing ....we all have a vision .... and sometimes others can't seeeeeee our vision ... but you have to persevere .... and when you really get there other people can see it .... maybe ...... you hope!!

anyway, the black crayon-ness of it made me think of this story:

when my son was little, kindergarten i think...... he got a paper home in his folder and it said on top of it ....drew turned this in without completing it, please help him do it and turn in ...... so ..... i took the paper .... got the boy, got some crayons, and said, honey, why didn't you do this page? and he said, i did ..... and ever so very lightly , barely visible to the naked eye, he had put one faint yellow bit of crayon on the sun, identifying it as the s word ..... and the dog , the d word, had one wisp of orange .... each one was correct, on the entire page .... but if you didn't know that you were looking for a shadow of a crayon mark, you'd assume the page was flat out blank, save for the enormous DREW scrawled across the top ..... so, drew, in kindergarten there's lots of coloring ..... i understand that you understand all the letters and their sounds, but you need to put a titch more effort into the coloring .... draw darker.....color in the whole picture... don't just do a speck of color ...... he recolored that paper, did great, i felt like this fab, patient, helpful mom ..... until ..... the next day ..... when drew brought home a paper .....the c is for clown paper ..... with a post it note that simply said "is everything ok at home?" ....... eeeeek .... that is NOT the note you want to get ..... drew had taken me at my word.... he had colored darker .... he had colored every gosh darn bit of that clown ......ALL in black ..... every speck of that clown was jet black ....it was fully unrecognizable as a clown ..... he had to have used an entire crayon to achieve the thickness and the blackness ....he put his ALL into it ...... he followed my directions perfectly ....... what a good boy! now..... let's just retalk through those directions!

3 comments:

Sallie - AKA *Sparky* said...

Wow, your video gave me goose-bumps! Cute story about Drew and his black crayon. Reminds me of when I used to "help" my son with his 1st grade homework: I even stooped so low as to scrape w/my fingernail the coloring outside the lines, and once I even used whiteout!!!!

*heidi* said...

Wow, what a great video! Thanks for sharing it. Some children CAN see the big picture.

Toni said...

HI Elizabeth, thanks for posting the video. I thought immediately of Connor. I sometimes don't allow him his uniqueness.