Monday, November 29, 2010

Motivational Monday Quote


EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST.
THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN
ARTIST ONCE HE GROWS UP.
(Pablo Picasso)

I don't know about you all but sometimes I forget to play, to have fun.  I was reminded of this when I was playing Play-Doh with my 3 1/2 year old nephew.  I was using this contraption that could make the Play-Doh ooze out in different designs (stars, squares, etc.) but my nephew only wanted me to use the setting that made it come out like a thick strand of spaghetti.  Why?  Because we were making worms.  Lots and lots of worms.  Hours worth of worms.  I made the worms, then my nephew put them into a giant worm pile.  The thing was, the worms all went in the pile head first because, apparently, they were scaredy worms.  What were they afraid of?  Me!  According to my nephew they were afraid of me because they thought I was going to smoosh them.  (They were right to be afraid.  I was going to have to smoosh them because we were running our of Play-Doh and how was I supposed to make more worms....)

I can't speak for the worms, but I had a lot of fun that day.  So much so, I might have to ask for some Play-Doh for Christmas this year.

4 comments:

Cathy C. Hall said...

Hahahaha! Your motivation made me laugh today-I mean, play-doh and scaredy worms? I'm still smiling...And BIG CONGRATS on winning Nano! Best of luck, returning to it someday!(I bet you'll find a few good worms of ideas there :-)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Cathy! I'm just a little concerned that any "good" worms in my NaNo novel are also actually scaredy worms who will be afraid to raise their heads among the giant, wriggling pile. :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

LOL! Kids are so funny and creative. I'm looking forward to playing with Play-Doh when my baby is old enough, though I have no doubt I'll get sick of it soon enough.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hey, Caryn - playing with my nephew reminded me that we all are/can be funny and creative. I think we grown-ups just forget that sometimes.

And who says you have to wait for your baby to get older in order for YOU to play? :)