Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Drawing Together


Simon asked me to sit on the floor and color with him this morning. There is a small table in one corner of our living room, where I always leave crayons and some paper for easy access whenever inspiration may strike him. Eventually, when we buy a house, I want to set up a whole art studio corner for him, with well-organized and kid-friendly supplies on display.

I grabbed my own sketchbook, got his sketchbook for him since he was in need of new paper, and we sat side by side, coloring. I used his crayons and did a quick drawing of him holding a ball. He told me he was “drawin’ Simon” too. It make me smile to spend this art-making time with my little guy. If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you know how important this is to me.

I have not been very productive today by the typical standards of doing things around the house. However, some days I do more in the hands-on mothering department, and I think that can be just as productive. It certainly is more important to me to interact with my son than to get all of the dishes washed. From day-to-day, the balance shifts. Some days I get more tasks crossed off my list, and other days the list goes entirely out the window in favor of small adventures involving mud or play dough.

When I showed Simon the drawing I did, he proclaimed: “Good draw a me.” I was so glad he approved. More importantly, I think he approved of the fact that we were drawing together.

Note: Also see my posts: “Mumma and Son Painting Time“, “Coloring Outside the Box“, and “Role Model Your Passion For Your Child“.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

4 thoughts on “Drawing Together

  1. awesome! your son has been quite complimentary lately, with this and his brownie comment. what a little charmer 🙂

  2. I love the fact that you have crayons and paper for him whenever his inspiration may strike, that is awesome! I agree, hands-on mothering and quality time together is far more important than dishes, I came across this post today and I would like to share it with you, it shares your philosophy…

  3. That is so great! Kids appreciate it so much. I need to do more of that : )

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