Jayce has officially been in kindergarten for three weeks now. The first two were all laidback and recess and snacks and then they went and sent homework this week. For reals. This guy:
I can’t help but think of him as Unsaid Fred. He’s this totally blank canvas that Jayce is charged with turning into a mini me. Mini him, not mini me. The instructions were very clear. This is a project to be done by the student. (Read: step away from the crayons, mom).
Jayce is supposed to use whatever supplies we “have at home” to decorate this ambiguous piece of cardstock as himself. What he looks like from his eyes.
I’m all about following directions to the tee, so I’m going to Jo-Ann tomorrow to pick up some supplies that we had on hand at home. I’m thinking yellow yarn and blue rhinestones and maybe some denim scraps or something. Not that I’m trying to influence the project one way or another. But I thought it might be helpful if he had some supplies that depict what he looks like through my eyes. Not that what I see in him is the same as what he sees in him, necessarily.
Which got me to thinking. (Always a dangerous undertaking, by the way).
how cool it would be if I could just poof! reinvent myself. Here’s what I’d look like:
-i’d be able to dance.
-and throw dinner together with whatever i had in the pantry.
-the lines creeping up around my eyes? what lines?
-my boobs would be just a tad bigger. to make my waist look thinner.
-my hair would be bone straight. or fall in perfect ringlets (depending on the day). effortlessly.
-i’d hold my tongue more.
-and know how to accessorize.
-i wouldn’t be so afraid of showing my teeth in pictures.
-i wouldn’t have to call jeff to kill all the spiders.
-i’d be a sound sleeper.
-and a runner.
-i’d be calm and collected instead of so tightly wound i might unravel at any given second.
-i would never ever–no, not ever–be paralyzed by fear.
-there’d be no need for that stupid facial wax i suffer through every three weeks.
-i’d be more about you. less about me.
-i’d be gracious and composed. patient and well-spoken.
-His light would shine through me. set me aglow. always. in all ways.
How ’bout you? What would you be?