Play All Day

It’s late. Here’s this week’s work for Creative Every Day. This is one of the things I do all day. Every day. Don’t let the brevity of my text lead you to think I dislike this or find it a chore. I enjoy each day, even if I do find it a little challenging to keep thinking up new stuff to draw (or to keep repeating the same thing because Claire’s focused on it. For example, one day it was the letter X. She wanted me to write X all the time.) No, the shortness of this post (in terms of word count) has to do with my level of exhaustion. In this case, several pictures are worth several hundred (or thousand) words!

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And here is what the bottle fairy looks like! (Created on the fly. No pun intended.) We’ve been telling Claire about her. She can say who it is when she sees the picture, and she says “Bye-bye bottle” when asked what the fairy does. I don’t know that she comprehends what is really coming, though. Time will tell. I’m waiting on delivery of the item that the fairy will leave. I also need to get to a point of mentally committing to doing this, and to let go of my attachment to this particular way of being intimate. We have many many other cuddles and intimate times. She’s getting almost too big to hold like a baby anymore.

the bottle fairy
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5 Comments on “Play All Day”

  1. Genie Says:

    FUN! 🙂

  2. leah Says:

    i *love* the bottle fairy idea! what will the fairy be leaving?

  3. Belle Says:

    I love this! Very inspiring – I’ve been thinking about play today (just read Leah’s post about play!) and this is something that would be so much fun to do with my younger son.

  4. Sara Says:

    Loved checking your blog to catch up on you & Claire! I think you could probably get a book deal out of the Bottle Fairy idea.

  5. Kathryn Says:

    The Bottle Fairy will be bringing a rocking horse. Claire finds rocking soothing, so it seems a good gift for the transition from bottles to cups.