Tonawanda News — “Moooom, can I go play?”
What do you say? “Sure,” I told him, then watched him bounce off across the room, looking for his bean-bag game, deciding whether or not to go find (and bother) his brother.
It used to be that, given the set-up with which I presented my kids that day, I would be sitting at the table for hours, creating drawing after drawing, project after project.
Yet again, I remind myself that my kids are not small, male, copies of myself. Nor should they be.
I still have most of a stack of construction paper left. I’m sure it will be used, even if the boys don’t greet it with the same sense of creative glee I did.
And that’s OK.
I bet we can make some pretty cool paper airplanes.Jill Keppeler is a writer for the Tonawanda News. She can be reached at email@example.com.