The family has been asking about the boys, so you 'll have to indulge me a bit on this post.
Of course our main focus is home school several hours a day, but after they've finished.......
My oldest, "E", loves drawing and sculpting. And his sculpting medium of choice are my kneaded rubber erasers. You know, the pliable gray kind that you can pull apart for tiny places you need to erase while you are drawing and sketching? I'll show you some of his "creations".
(I just looked at that second photo, and that is a tube of antibiotic cream behind his hand....not a cigarette! We don't smoke...but that sure looked strange...just thought I should clarify!)
My erasers are disappearing all the time! Guess what he found in his stocking for Christmas? Several packs....just for him!
He also loves to draw, and recently he watched a documentary hosted by John Cleese, the British comedian. As "E" watched, he drew Mr. Cleese's likeness. I wanted to save the original drawing, so he traced his drawing onto watercolor paper, and added color with watercolor pencils.
We really encourage "E" to draw and sculpt. When he was first diagnosed with autism, his fine motor skills were not very well developed. His therapist had him practice with picking things up with tweezers...and then they discovered "E" really liked comics and so...."drawing therapy" began. It has been so fun to see him enjoy this over the years and, of course, I keep notebooks and notebooks of his work.
He is sixteen now and really wants to take Dr. Ed.!!! I know his fine motor and gross motor have greatly improved, and he is always extremely cautious about everything, but I'm not sure I'm ready for this! Any family members want to come for the summer and teach him how to drive?
On the next post, I’ll tell you about “B”, my 13 year old. His latest interest is VERY deceiving! ☺