So I took a quick look at the school papers Miss Baby brought home with her, and nothing really caught my eye. I was on the verge of committing the school papers of the day to the trash can. One can only keep that many papers, and Miss Baby has many more years of school left. That’s when I heard…
Miss Baby: Did you take a look at the other Bible paper (with the fish)?
Me: Yeah, you were supposed to draw a fish. And… you drew a shark?
Miss Baby: Oh, Mom – we could draw anything on there as long as it’s under water.
[Me looking at the picture, counting the number of sets of gills on that shark…]
Miss Baby: Can you see that it’s a food chain?
My head was spinning – instruction says to draw a fish… who said anything about a food chain? I took a serious look at the picture for the first time. FOOD CHAIN?
Sure enough, it’s a food chain, sort of…. I think.
Miss Baby: See? Plankton are at the end of the food chain. [See circled dot in picture].
Still spinning, my mind frantically scrolled through all the “scientific” p-words – platelet, plutonium, pulmonary, planet, pipe cleaner, panda, plankton?! …. Oh, plankton – that’s right, plankton!
Me: Oh yes, plankton — the quintessential element of the aquatic food chain!
I am not a perfect Mom – that’s a fact. I am a Mom who works too much. And I am painfully aware I am not the most patient Mom around. BUT… I was reminded again to not blow off my child’s art work.
Thus a switch-a-roo on the fate of that particular school paper: Trash bin to Keepsake box.
p.s. Oh, the knowledge out there waiting for us to learn about and explore including planktology here!
Meanwhile, I have been playing with these fabrics. They are Nancy Gere’s Chambray Rose from Windham. These fabrics are gorgeous — they are like the perfect fusion of denim and floral. The focal print has the look of floral printed on denim. They are a little different from the usual floral prints, but very pretty. Click here to view the fabrics in case you are interested in getting some for yourself! And… if blue/lavender aren’t your colors, check out Nancy’s Carmen red fabrics here. I have some – and they are absolutely GORGEOUS!
I have a few Chambray Rose fabric pieces (focal print and coordinates) left from piecing my quilt — if you would like them, please leave a comment in the comment section. One of you will be picked to receive the fabrics.