We went to the beach today. This picture is for you, Tracy.
It has taken us a long time to realize that we can go ahead and do things like this occassionally. That is, our house will not fall down around us if we leave, our employers are going to be okay without us, Sam will deal even though he doesn't want to go, Paul doesn't have to get to his homework...
It's a good place to be, not to mention a total luxury. Paul works really hard, but just now his schedule is such where we can be out together. In daylight. Doing something that costs money (in this case, just for gas and lunch). Sam on the other hand, does not work hard but consistently feels like he's being done wrong. Not unlike most three year-olds or people trying to scam Public Assistance in this country. That's okay. Also like most three year-olds he is small and easily carried from one place to the next even whilst screaming.
This is another Freezer Paper tshirt done with two stencils on top of each other. The first stencil was the outline of the bear done in light brown, and the second stencil (of my hand-writing) I carefully ironed (as to not disrupt the first layer of ink) and filled in overtop with dark brown paint. I painted it a bit thick on the bottom, and the handwriting ran a little bit, but it's been washed at least a dozen times and seems to holding up quite well. Happy Happy.