Thursday, September 24, 2009
Jason started preschool on Tuesday of this week for an hour forty-five minutes. I think it cost more money to drive home and back so I decided to volunteer in Faith's class at school. It just so happens that it falls on her gym day and her art day.
Now I know you are all wondering how this could be time out. I like to participate in Time Out for Theta Mom's on Thursday. You see, I have been driven insane lately by a 4 year old little boy who never shuts up. Did I mention never? It is non stop. I'm just too old for that. I have truly missed spending time with Faith for field trips and volunteering in her class. So my time off this week was to volunteer in Faith's art class. What I didn't know was that Mr. G, the art teacher, decided that I was to be one of the students today as well.
For one hour, I was a first grader in art class. The first thing we did was fold a white piece a paper into 4. You take the paper and fold it in half. Then fold it in half again. Then we put a stencil underneath the paper and traced it with the side of a crayon. We did this with all 4 of the squares. In the end, we had a square with a leave in it, a bug in it, a butterfly in it, and a rose in it. Then we took out the paint and lightly painted it.
I must say there were a lot of different looking art work coming out.
At the end of the class, Mr. G sang three songs that he wrote. The first song was about his daughter, Katie who is 2 years old. The second song was about his 8 month old little girl, Natalie. I will always remember that. It gave me chills to see how much he loved his child. Last year when Faith first started having him for a teacher. Parents talked about how strange it was that he taught art. I understand completely now. The man is a musician. He used to perform. Art is a artist trait. It makes sense. Funny how people can take things out of proportion. He is an excellent teacher.
Now the reason that I call this my hour for time out is that, I felt like a kid again. This project made me giggle and laugh with all of the kids in Faith's class. I felt like a little kid. I was doing something that I totally stink at but having the time of my life with Faith. I made a memory with 26 first graders. Me being one of them. I know it was suppose to be without kids but this was better than without kids for a time out.