Every once in a while I get a glimpse of what type of parent I am and how my children are going to do out in the real world when they’re older. Occasionally, I have to wonder if some of their behavior truly comes from the result of my parenting or from a variety of other places. Then there are those special days where I look upon my children in stunned amazement and think, “Where the hell did that come from?”
My boys have 3 small Doodle Pro pads around the house. They don’t use them very often, especially Ari. He’s usually into much bigger and better things. However, a couple of days ago he must have been feeling artsy. He grabs all three, giving me one, grandma one and keeping the last for himself. He exclaims, “I have an idea” and starts taking off his clothes. Wondering what would happen next I say, “Ari, what are you doing?” He takes off his last piece of clothing, looks me straight in the face with a very serious look and says, “It’s naked art day.” We had a long talk.