Friday, March 17, 2006

my art student

Tonight I went over to my church because there is a youth rally going on, and both George and I wanted to see some people we haven't seen in a long time. I used to give art lessons to a boy in Rochester, NY before we moved from there about six years ago. I have not seen him since he was ten. So he's sixteen now, and he was onstage playing the guitar with the worship team tonight.

It was pretty funny doing art with this kid. His little sister was there sometimes, whining and crying that she wanted art lessons too, and he would pick on her a lot.

Once we were creating a board game out of poster board, when Sarah said, "I want to play your game!" Steve had a quick reply to that..."It's for ages eight and up!" Which got her running and crying to her mom, who didn't think Steve's clever comment was very funny.

I still have this card he made me before we moved.

This is the card Sarah made me. She was totally obsessed with her gerbil, "baby dashy."

I showed these to Steve and Sarah tonight and they had kind of teenage reactions to these memories. I might see their mother tomorrow. I'm sure she would get a bigger kick out of seeing these than the kids did.


Bar Bar A said...

What a cute picture, I knew it was a gerbil right away :)

Badoozie said...

i think the gerbil is probably dead. it looks like it was on its way out in that picture.

thats cute that you saved their cards, and showed them. they should have been more excited. whats wrong with teenagers, why can't they be excited about stuff. why must they be so stoic.

Saur♥Kraut said...

How sweet that you saved those cards all this time. The mom will DEFINATELY appreciate it, but teens never want to remember that they were little kids once. Ew!

I think the gerbil suffered from a medical malady. I would diagnose paralysis, perhaps due to a spinal cord injury (maybe it was dropped?). Of course if it was stiff as a board, it could be rigor mortis setting in... I see why you didn't claim her as a student.

Jenn said...

I think Baby Dashy is standing, not lying down. I don't remember Baby Dashy's legs being that long. Those are some long legs on a gerbil!

Darlene said...

I'm loving baby Dashy, that is too cute.

Michelle said...

Awwwww, they great. I love recieving gifts from kids :)