“A portrait of my children once a week, every week, in 2014.”
Lillia: [This is the face of a tween that doesn’t want to have her picture taken, at least not at that moment.] This week you have been doing so well on your math homework. I already notice a change in you since you started getting extra help. It’s amazing how much confidence you have, just with that little bit of extra practice. You’ve also picked up another after school activity, Art After School, which takes place at the Episcopal Church here in Walpole. I have been trying to get you to go all year because you don’t have a lot of opportunities to do art activities with other kids (outside of your one art class a week at school). I try to nurture your talents and interests without being overbearing. It’s a fine line, but sometimes you do need a little push.
Zane: This week you’ve developed a very strange rash! It doesn’t seem to itch or really bother you, except occasionally. I don’t think it’s measles or rubella, since you have been vaccinated against them. My best guess is roseola? Oh, these childhood illnesses, always such a mystery! But, you seem okay otherwise. This week you also got to bring snack for your preschool class. You helped me make corn muffins for them, and you were so proud. Sadly, you missed both your “sharing day” and your class trip to the apple orchard because of your rash but, thankfully, you are too young to be upset about it and I promised you that I would take you apple picking on our own next week.