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Drawing…

Colin has been spending hours upon hours drawing… he will grab a stack of paper and then sit at the table and just go… he can literally spend his day drawing…

I guess for some this isn’t a big deal… but Xavier doesn’t sit down to draw more than once every few weeks…. so this is new to me…

Colin Colouring

In the last weeks his scale has changed, what was once one or two Star Wars Characters  on a piece of paper has become full stories with all different characters, monsters, spiders, animals etc…. The details have changed greatly also… I love to sit and watch him draw and I love seeing where his imagination takes him….

Colin Colouring

I thought I would share this too… this is our kitchen wall next to where the table is and is often the first thing people notice when they come over…  I love displaying things this way!

Kitchen Wall

first reactions…

Today, there have been many times that Colin has come to me after getting hurt…

So when Colin came screaming and crying after being hurt saying that Xavier hurt him… we reacted by checking Colin out and asking Xavier what happened but he wouldn’t say… and Colin was too upset to be understood except for the mentions of Xavier hurting his head… we told Xavier that we were not too happy with what had gone on…

Because Colin was still so upset, Simon took him into the computer room alone so that he could calm down…. leaving Xavier with me, but of course Xavier wanted to follow his dad and brother so he stayed next to the door and listened to the conversation inside…

When they came out, Colin was calm and came to me and Xavier tried to explain to Simon what happened… Simon couldn’t understand so Xavier showed him…

The boys had taken a playmat that we have and had tied it to the railing of the top bunk… Xavier was in the play castle and was holding the other edge of the playmat and Colin tried to use it as a bridge… Xavier wasn’t strong enough to hold his brother’s weight and Colin fell to the ground and hit his head… so yes, Xavier “let go” and yes… Colin got hurt because of that…

But was anyone in the wrong? Not at all…

I feel bad that I presumed that Xavier had done something wrong but I am so glad that we don’t believe in punishments…

In the end we all laughed together and I am pretty sure that both of them learned their lesson…

It is called “gravity”…

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