This evening, after a warm bath and just after playing her Nintendo DS in bed, Kana sang beautiful songs (songs she made up) about flowers and rain and growing and summer and fall and even one for Kanoa while he was nursing. Then she made one up ....something about being eaten by a crocodile! And she giggled as I was surprised!
After helping out, I attended a talk tonight at the library about writing. I liked this part especially: "A writer writes." It doesn't have to be published. You just have to write to be a writer. Craig, the presenter, did a great job explaining and sharing what he does. Here's a piece written about the workshop:
“The Written Parent” Workshop June 8
“Writing is not only a way to remember our children’s first years, but also a therapeutic necessity for anyone sorting through the confusing emotions of parenthood,” he adds. “I believe this workshop benefits writers and non-writers alike.” Craig Idlebrook writes about parenting, politics, and the environment for more than 30 publications. He is an editor for DadsAdventure.com and a contributor to Mothering, Funny Times, and Bangor Metro. His essay “Attack of the Killer Ducks” will be published in the upcoming anthology "A Cup of Comfort for Father."
After the workshop, Jim took Li. Kana and Kanoa to the harbor while I took photos of Katie in the fragrant and beautiful clovers on the lawn by the public library.
What kind of fish are these?