2008年11月21日金曜日

oyabaka

I'm feeling very oyabaka, very besotted mummy, today.

M is really good at gross motor skill stuff.  She climbed a commando rope ladder thing at 18 months.  I remember because I was 6 months pregnant with A and very cautiously climbed up after her. @_@  She ran and jumped and cycled quite early.  But fine motorskills- drawing, using chopsticks, beadwork, writing- have all taken her some time to master.  I'm pretty laidback and haven't pushed her but since she started kinder she sees what the kids around her are doing and these last few months have been a bit rough on her.  She wants to draw well but she just couldn't do it to her own expectations.  And then BANG!  In the last couple of weeks she has caught the drawing bug.  Every morning before kinder, every evening after kinder, sneakily after bathtime if she can get away with it, there she is with her paper and crayons drawing, drawing, drawing.  Today she wanted to label her picture (her teacher labels their pictures at kinder) and asked me how to spell the words.  And she wrote them all by herself!!  

Here's the masterpiece:



The funny hat shaped things are hearts, from the left it says Mary (her middle name and the name she gave the flower on the left), sun, mouse, Davy (the name of the flower on the right- no idea why), Meg, (with the long hair and bows on her dress) Mum, (in pink with short hair) Dad, (no dress because boys aren't allowed) Amy, (long hair but not as long as Meg) and finally banana.  There're also pictures of a strawberry, some blueberries, a pineapple, some cherries and an orange in there.  We need to work on the importance of the order of the letters and the English is a horizontal language thing, but I'm so happy for her.  

She insisted on the photo as I usually hang her artwork downstairs and she wanted this one in her room so the photo was for me to look at. :)

And just so A doesn't feel left out here's A with her playdough swimming pool.  Mean old mummy wanted her to go outside before she filled it with water.



The funny look on her face?  I asked her to smile.  I think I'll go back to unposed shots!!

6 件のコメント:

illahee さんのコメント...

aw, but the funny cheesy smiles are so cute, too! (my kids do the same thing at the moment, esp. sasha!)

and very lovely picture. excellent drawing skills, M!!

Gina さんのコメント...

What a very good drawing!!! And I also liked the silly smile. My youngest has been doing that every time I take his picture lately too. Drives me nuts. He over smiles like many kids do when they are that age. And I say...okay never mind, don't smile then, just look normal. Ha ha ha. Too funny! : )

Kim さんのコメント...

So cute! I love Oyabakas! Don't you feel for kids who don't have them!?!?!

And, for our current "smile", see the Graham Cracker post on my cooking blog - LOL!

Have a great weekend! I need to send you an e-mail!

thefukases さんのコメント...

Thanks so much you guys. Oyabaka of the world unite, huh? Funny you said that about Sasha, Illahee- it was your portrait of her looking so cute that inspired me to do a posed shot in the first place!

And oversmiling is better than the non-smile I get from DH anyway, hey? ;P

Gina さんのコメント...

Boy do I hear that! My husband is the funniest silliest goofball you'd ever meet in real life. However pull out a camera and he is mister serious face! I always tell him, "babe smile" and he says....I am. Yet he has this face of stone, lol! I say, "ugh are you sure this is a smile" he says yup!

About a month ago one gal from the US commented something like..."nice to see your husband smile", I showed him that comment and I said....see? You don't ever smile in pics. After that he tried to smile for like 2 days but then ended up going back to mister serious sour puss face! Yet again he is one of the nicest laid back guys ever. I just don't get it.

PS Heather, on our wedding photo's, the whole family picture shot, all the Japanese rellies are so stone faced and my relatives and myself are all smiling! Ha!

Meanwhile Noah does that over smile. Sigh. trying to take pics around here is a challenge???!!! Ha ha ha.

thefukases さんのコメント...

Gina- He he. Our wedding photo is exactly the same!! You'd think someone photoshopped DHs family in from a funeral photo!!

We've got A's 7-5-3 pictures coming up- wish me luck on a nice smiley portrait!