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-- 10 May, 2006 --

Number 2 Son is Number 1

Number 2 Son is Number 1
Originally uploaded by Robynls.

An entry on Danny Gregory's Every Day Matters blog sent me hunting for this drawing of Number Two Son that I did last year.

I love making art but the very special thing about my Mondya evening art class is that I share it with Number Two Son. He started coming when he was at university doing his Computer Science degree. I thought that he should have a little bit of rounding in his life so I paid for his lessons and we went together ever week.

He has an unusual touch with the pastels and pastel pencils that he prefers to use and always comes up with different and very good. His special thing is to change the colour of the object that he is drawing to something completely different and unexpected. The new art teacher is particularly keen on the way he works and the previous teacher used to come and tell me how good she thought he was, rather like a parent/teacher interview. I wonder if she gave him son/teacher interviews about me :-)

It is such fun sharing the classes with him. We chat about what we are going to do as we go to the class and about how we went, on the drive home. We laugh about some of the strange things our classmates do and groan in envy of the talented ones. At the break one of us makes the coffee and then we wonder around looking at everyone's progress. I even sometimes get a little surprise hug when he comes to see what I have been doing.

I am still paying for the classes even though the lad is no longer a student but I don't mind too much. I am enjoying that he still wants to spend time with his Mum and that we have something in common that we can do together.

Posted by robynls at May 10, 2006 10:21 AM

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This is such a sweet story! Long live the Mother and Son outings!

Posted by: lindsay at May 10, 2006 9:00 PM

Yes, you have done well to encourage this to happen and continue.

Posted by: alison at May 11, 2006 9:48 PM

Love your story! My son is still young (elementary school), but we did an arts class together 2 years ago. We loved it. Now that I realize with the older ones how quickly they are slipping away into teen- and adulthood ;), I think I might consider your experience as a possibility to do with my son when he's older and keep up the bonding! You're going to receive a postcrossing card from me .... this is how I found your blog :) Love your drawings!

Posted by: Silver at May 15, 2007 12:14 AM

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