An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sometimes Big Kids Want to Play, Too

Nonno and Nonna returned from their cruise and came over to tell us all about it.

We also had a lot to tell them, and Timothy and Thomas were excited to show them the artwork they did yesterday. And because they wanted to show them the masking tape technique, I hauled out all the supplies again and let them do an actual demonstration.

Then, Nonno started hovering.

He picked up a paintbrush.

Here let me try something, he said. But the boys weren't having it.

He tried to give them some suggestions.

Nonno! they exclaimed, fiercely protecting their work.

Finally I gave him his OWN paintbrush and his OWN paper.

Nonno was happy.

Light in the Window, Nonno (2012)


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Finally! What took you so long?

Love his finished piece.

tiziana said...

Penso che il disegno di Dwight esprima il suo grande desiderio di pace, tranquillità, silenzio, lontano da tutto e da tutti e mi immagino che che dentro quella casetta sperduta vicino al laghetto, ci sia il nonno seduto comodamente in poltrona con una bella tazza di caffè in mano e un libro aperto, il camino acceso e un sorriso beato sulle labbra. (eh! eh!)

Anonymous said...

Tizi knows what she's talking about! I cxould have done better but time was limited. Nonno

Ua said...

Nice job, Nonno!

Anonymous said...

Nice job Dwight. Looks kinda like home minus the mountains.