I get to this point on the blog at least once a year---when catching up starts to feel overwhelming. I’m planning on short posts daily this week to chip away at that feeling.
Five weeks since the last Simple Things Sunday, but we’re back. Do you recognize the best buddies in the photo above? C3PO and R2D2, made by Aidan and inspired by Sean’s latest book purchase, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book. I had a day full of wonderful on Mother’s Day, but the highlight was easily a trip to Back of Beyond Books with all my boys. Sean picked up the Wookie Book, I got a used copy of The Art of Possibility (my favorite library read of 2012), Aidan chose Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, and Nolan picked a small stuffed animal. I told Brian it was a fantasy come true---that my boys are at an age when they love browsing a bookstore as much as I do. They each had a gift card from their birthday so I didn’t have haggle over money with any of them. I think this should become a Mother’s Day tradition.
Tom Angleberger’s origami book has been the big hit with all three, even Nolan who’s at a stage where he’ll sit and stare at a page with no pictures, pretending to read. I love when the boys circle back to previous obsessions (you can see a glimpse of Han
Solo Foldo here from last fall). Every pair of scissors in our house has disappeared again, There are little bits of paper everywhere, and debates over kirigami vs origami (I believe it has to do with whether you use scissors or not). Life is good.