This blog started as letters to my daughter to chronicle our family's hands-on journey to reduce our ecological impact. Through conversations, compost, fabric, and small baby steps, these letters reflect our evolution into something more healthy, local, aware, and community-centered.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Anybody Can Play
One of the books Hannah loves to read is Anybody Can Play. She especially loves to act out the physical movements on restless rainy days. Today was a blustery wet day and she again pulled out this book. In trying to get Bert to lighten up, Ernie moves his body parts in a variety of ways. One of these ways is to draw with feet. Today we finally tried to do this ourselves. We discussed how some people use their feet to eat and write and draw when their hands aren't able to do the job, "like people use wheelchairs when their legs don't work, right, Mama?" Drawing with our feet was more difficult than we'd predicted, though we were invigorated by trying a new physical activity. We will surely be trying this exercise again. And our technique is sure to improve.