Yesterday, I picked up some sunflowers to brighten the house a bit. I put some in the living room and this one on the window sill in the kitchen in hopes of lifting my spirits while the kids and I fought a summer cold.
It worked. At least a bit.
But something strange happened also. I kept getting the urge to draw it. Now, I’m not a drawer. I don’t even like drawing things for the kids because I never thought I was very good.
But that urge persisted. And I thought about an interview I heard on NPR with Mo Willems (you can find it here). So, I decided to go for it. I didn’t spend a ton of time on it but I took the time and drew.
And I ended up with this:
(Excuse the scan, I wasn’t sure of the best way to get it on here. )
But I ended up with something else that made me even happier.
You see, while I was drawing, Morgan came up stairs and asked what I was doing. She wanted to draw the sunflower too. So she did. Then Jack saw what she was doing and he also wanted to join in.
I think Mo Willems was onto something.