Friday, June 20, 2008

Drawing Children's Books & Potty Training

As many of you know, my seasonal allergies have been taking a toll, so I've been stranded indoors for the better part of my vacation time. The upside to this is that I've been hard-at-work, revising That Baby. I was at the point where merely opening the front door to fetch the mail had my eyes welling up. Lisa finally convinced me to visit an allergist and begin the process of weekly shots. Only a week into this and I'm already noticing a difference.

As of right now, we've begun the process of potty training Audrey. So here I am, once again, staying indoors. This is because we're at the "Donald Duck" stage. To those of you who may be unfamiliar, this is the process of foregoing the child's pants and diaper, thus lifting any form of "security." Security, that is, to all parties involved.

But, back to the children's book, Audrey's been a huge help. If anything, because she constantly wants to color, draw, scribble, etc., and would love nothing more than for me to join her. The only downside of combining "work" and "play" is that, for every satisfactory drawing that I accomplish for the book (I'm doing it all in crayon now, by the way), Audrey loves it and wants to "color" on it. So I've found myself handing her the "rejections" and then secretly tucking away the "final" versions. It seems to be working out okay.

Just like last year at this time, I've set myself a deadline. I'm hoping to have something to show by late July. Hopefully, Audrey will also have something to show.


Blogger Gabriela said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the new version of That Baby with the crayon drawings.
Maybe now that you're spending so much quality time with Audrey you'll learn what size shoes and clothes she wears. And don't ever give her the keys to the bird's cage at Betty's place - she will make sure those birds get out!

20 June, 2008  
Blogger Mark Teel said...

..and today's word of the day is...


20 June, 2008  

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