Just a little painting. The little gnomes on the sled were from something I used to draw when the girls first came here from Guatemala. The girls were young and most definitely did not understand English. My spanish was limited… and things like ” we have an opportunity to go sledding” were way out of my bilingual limitations. I remember trying to explain the idea that snow would fall from the sky… then we will bundle up and go out and purposefully slip down hills on pieces of wood and plastic. I was met with skeptical looks. Back then we had a whiteboard in the kitchen and while the kids would eat their breakfast I would draw little pictures so everyone would know the daily rhythm. The gnomes would always look on ,as they flew kites or caught frogs, as I sketch bulls eyes for shopping at Target and a duster for a cleaning day. So on that day, I took the opportunity and drew the little gnomes sledding.
I think the gnomes sold it to them, honestly.
Before I fill in the squares with our family obligations I wanted to share it here. If you want… feel free to print it off… or make it your wallpaper for your computer desk top. I plan on using it , after I fill it out, for the family computer. This way I will always have our plans at the ready… and everyone will be in the loop. Much better than grey and cloudy ole ical.