This past weekend, some of Keri’s family came to visit us in Knoxville (Dave, Nancy, Erin, & Mattie), and we had a great time hanging out together. That is, until they drove off to start their trip home. My three-year-old daughter was heart broken. I’ve never seen her look so sad.
Now, I want my kids to learn to cope with disappointments in life without my intervention, but still, I wanted to do something that would be fun. I suggested that we create a tunnel in the living room floor from some big boxes in the garage. The diversion did the trick, and both kids were thrilled with our construction project.
They had a great time playing inside the thing, but my favorite part was the graffiti decorations that my daughter added over the next couple of days. I’ve included a few close ups here so you can see a few of her illustrations.
Maybe it’s just because I’m her dad, but I think she’s brilliant. We may start writing and illustrating books from our home, just for fun.