When the panic passed, I decided I'd just have to make it up as I went along. I suspect my mother had the same realization, but managed too stay cooler about it.
These days I'm getting pretty relaxed about this muddling through business, and I occasionally manage to come by actual bits of wisdom to impart on my offspring. Here's one I just found: make a habit of befriending artists. For these reasons:
- They tend to make good drinking buddies.
- They are beautiful human beings who see the joy in life.
- When they see the joy in life, they capture it in paint, and not using stick figures and glue.
- Occasionally you get lucky and they decide to paint your portrait, which is pretty cool.
My dear friend and talented artist, Alejandra of superskat.com, created this portrait of all us girls here at Chaos HQ. She's also the genius behind the profile image on your right.
|Offspring - by Alejandra Bize.|
Do check out her lovely cards and other beautiful stuff. Should you find yourself in London or Copenhagen, buy her a pint of Guinness and see if you can talk her into painting your portrait. After two pints and several promises of gin, she may even agree to create a children's book series with you...but she'll have to finish a series with me first!
So there's my advice kids: befriend artists and buy them gin. And that's my parenting done for the week.