Monday, July 06, 2009
When the weather turns really hot we let the kids stay up until it starts to cool a little. Usually it's 10 or 11. We sit in the back yard and talk and look at the stars or just watch the kids act silly. There were a couple days like this last week. Jack had to be coaxed out, away from his drawing, and then even once we got him outside he would eventually find his way back in to his drawing. He loves to trace. He uses tracing paper and traces every "cool" picture he comes across.
Many nights after we put them down Jack will stay up awhile drawing. A friend ours gave him a Ed Emberley "orange" book. He love the step by step and I'm amazed at how his pictures come out. I've found myself loosening up on the bedtime hour lately. Not just because of the heat. The later daylight hours is certainly a factor, but also I'm just loving watching the kids engrossed in whatever late night activity they find.