Saturday, December 02, 2006

Winter Sale


As of this Saturday afternoon, the Lisa's Winter Art Sale is open. We're still listing things for the ebay auctions so feel free to have a peek and check back later for more pieces. (I see Aubrey put something up too... ...sheesh)

Orion has been going to Yoga classes with Aubrey on Saturday mornings. This morning he decided, once we got there, to whine and cry and cling. So we left. But before we got out of the parking lot, I realized that this wasn't what I wanted to teach Orion. I told him that we wouldn't leave. We'd go back upstairs and sit together and just watch the class.
We did. After about twenty minutes he was tentatively joining in and by the end, we were both stretching and being trees and starfish.

My first impulse isn't always the best, but I'm working on it. I can teach him, when in doubt, to at least show up and see what happens. Baby steps, for both of us.

Back to work now.

7 comments:

K said...

Are those boxes with lids?

They're... pretty doesn't seem quite the word, but it's the best I can come up with... pretty, even if they're not.

Alys Sterling said...

And the other lesson, equally important, that if you realise you've made the wrong decision, it's OK to change your mind and go back.

ravyn said...

Look look! **points to top of screen** we have a header! Thanks Craig ;-)

K said...

Maybe I'm being overearnest... but why "idiot artist"? How about "often deeply wise and insightful artist"?

lisa said...

Thanks Craig!! for helping with the header. I'm looking through my files for your postal address, to send a poppet your way with a message.

K: I think, maybe, it's that I've learned a lot more this year than in any other for a long time now. I've come to think of it as "the year I learned to swim." One of the most important bits of information is a clue as to how vast might be the territory I have yet to discover. It's daunting to discover how much I don't know. I'm certainly grateful for those of you who go with me. What a ride. I have stories to tell about this year, after time softens the edges a little.

alys: Thanks. That is an excellent point.

Carl V. said...

Nice parenting! I don't know that I would've had the insight to do that...especially not on a Saturday morning.

K said...

Wisest is she who knows she does not know?