Tea was busily entertaining himself with craft supplies this morning when he announced he wanted to show me “how to make a book”.
He was enthusiastic about the process being thoroughly documented, so I took a few pictures while he explained his complex artistic process.
1. Tear two pieces of paper from a notebook.
2. Place a line of glue dots along one edge of the bottom paper. “I know it kinda looks like monster eyes.”
3. Color the page that will be the cover of the book. “This book is a dog hospital book. So it tells you how to make dogs better in the hospital. I am going to be a vet when I’m big. Hey, wouldn’t it be exciting if you and I are both firefighters when I grow up?”
4. Press the top paper onto the glue. “You’ve gotta just put them together. And then it’s your book. See?”
Indeed. Tea uses these notebooks to write “tickets” for everything from “thank you Liz for giving my Mama that teddy bear because it’s my favorite” to “Mama, you walked in the kitchen with your shoes on. You shouldn’t do that.” Now that he’s being all crafty, this blog should be a breeze. I can just coast and let him come up with content. It’s about time. He’s been freeloading for too long.