Ravi was taking a call from a close friend… but it was Sunday and his only day this week with the kids… he worked Saturday too. So Raghu was mad. And i was trying to help Ravi finish his call and Ravi was mad at Raghu for not letting him finish the call… so Raghu and i figured doing something to Ravi’s body might be fun so Raghu could bear the waiting period. So he colored Ravi’s legs and nails with markers. That gave Ravi about 8 minutes more on the phone. And to his credit, Ravi has not taken any calls for the rest of the day.

I’ve been spending time on the floor building with lego alongside Raghu. However i figured i could make some art… abstracts to engage my interest more fully. So here is one such image. 5 minutes after i made it… i destroyed it. It felt like Sand-Manadala making.

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  1. nita deb June 11, 2010 / 7:12 pm

    i had problems concentrating while my little one made lego constructions from his imagination. like you, i tried art (i'm fond of painting) but it didn't work. i realised lego bricks have to bond together and create in 3d to be something, to say something, otherwise they are just non-things. try a sculpture next time instead! 🙂

  2. nita deb June 11, 2010 / 7:22 pm

    how does one connect with you directly? the ideas and feelings expressed here are wonderful. do you think they could work with a single child?
    meanwhile i am going thru some of the links you mentioned. try this one, it gives me immense pleasure to read:

  3. Hema A Bharadwaj June 14, 2010 / 3:16 am

    Hello nita_deb,
    Not sure i know you. Are you an unschooler? thanks for your comments.

    I find sculpture takes longer for me and hence i have to keep it safe longer in the house so i can work on it. My point was that i enjoyed making that 2-d with lego. Gave me an opportunity to flex my brain while playing with the kids.

    You can write to me at hbonda at the rate of gmail dot com

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