Monday, April 20, 2009

In Real Life

It's all about cards now.
My relationship with my son Perry (almost 6 YO) is currently based on greeting card trade.
As long as he understands what I can give him - he takes it.
After seeing me in front of the computer screen for hours designing cards and other stuff, Perry probably figured out how he could get a quality time with his mom + establish his own product line at the same time.

What it means in "real life" is that lately he has been making deals with me.
It goes like that: Out of any activity he's willing to do (thank you!) he wants us to create a card:
Sitting nicely near kitty the cat and without tickling her - "IMA (mom in Hebrew) take a picture of me and kitty and let's make a card out of it!", Playing with his wooden blocks "OK IMA....... I'll play with the blocks but later you'll take a pictures of my rockets and we will make a card out of them", reading a book about robots - "paint me this robot and later let's make a card out of it"

The Rocketship Card
*Design and Text by Perry
(Based on Perry's wooden blocks rocket)

The Robot Card
*Design and Text by Perry

Sure - that's fine with me. The only thing is that he has got a strong opinion about any pixel in the design and he is such a tough boss. Any shape and color is observed carfully with a critical eye.
I do for him what I could never do or did in "real life" - I could never work with a boss who controls my creativity.
I guess it's one of the things that fairly describe motherhood - "never say never" etc...

So it happened that yesterday he came up with the idea "let's make an Easter egg card with me inside of it!"

Easter Egg Card - In real life we are Jewish
(it's an old picture of Perry but that's what he ordered)
*Design by Perry

Perry named "real life" the English language ( as opposed to the Hebrew language....) sometime when I speak to him in Hebrew (I always do) he insists : "How you say it in real life"?
(that is, in English)

So in real life we are Jewish - But it's hard to correct or disappoint your cute little boss, not talking about your own kid, and after all, Easter eggs are so much fun and my trade with him is already a fact ........so I cooperated. A "real life" state of mind.

...Sure I've been a bit cynical here and there - I am proud of his creativity and his orientation to art even if it often causes me a short nervous breakdown.

7 comments:

Beadin By The Sea said...

These are great! It can be such a lesson in patience, but it sounds like you're doing a great job at letting your son's creativity flow unhindered. I've always had to fight the urge to correct my son's word choice in his written stories or tweak a little stroke here or there in his artwork!

Tamar Hammer's Blog said...

Thank you so much Debora!

Mr Lee said...

Oooh,your art works are absolutely fantastic!Loving handmade works.
Hope your all doing well.Look forward to further communicating with you.
And we invite you to our blog.Thank you.

http://www.china-cutter.blogspot.com/

Tamar Hammer's Blog said...

Thank you so much Mr Lee!
I'm off to visit your blog...

Mr Lee said...

We feel very pleased to your coming.
Thanks for leaving comments on our blog.We will continue our efforts.Welcome to our blog usually.We hope we can keep in touch.Good luck!

Schaufensterbabe said...

Cool! It will be fun to see what my daughters will do when they are old enough. They probably will also be tough customers!

Tamar Hammer's Blog said...

Thanks Schaufensterbabe.
My son always surprise me with his personalty and ideas...... it seems like it is his job... to surprise.....
I'm sure your daughters will give you this treat too. And true - It's FUN!