odin made his mom a card. he knows her pretty well. the squirrels chewed through hammock last year so he was thinking she’d like a new one. he was right.
as some might recall frida occasionally comes home from doggie day care with gifts and cards. today it was a mother’s day card. it took me a minute to figure out what was on the front of the card.
it’s amazing how much effort the staff puts into the gifts. i have to wonder if they write the same thing on all the cards.
odin made his class valentine’s day cards with time to spare – no last minute freak out and no help from us! also, he made yummy cupcakes.
odin made his mother very sweet card.
he’s still enjoying the heart pop-up card he made for valentine’s day cards so he went with that style for mother’s day.
i love the inscription he came up with all on his own.
odin has been experimenting with making pop-up paperworks. he’s totally fascinated with how to make three-dimensional creations so we got a few books and read some tutorials online and he decided to put his skills to work and came up with a simple but beautiful design for valentine’s day cards for his classmates.
he wanted a card that would pop-up a heart when opened and came up with the two layer design all by himself. and he certainly didn’t inherit my formidable power of procrastination because he came up with a plan to complete all the cards well ahead of valentine’s day!
here’s a closer-up look of the design of the heart. that’s some pretty precise x-acto knife work!
after giving odin a sacagawea one dollar coin for his first tooth and a two dollar bill for his second tooth and three magic stones for his third tooth we were all curious what she’s bring for the fourth, especially given such short notice!
and it seems that the the tooth fairy decided to show her philosophical side this time around and left a card with “Love Joy Widsom and Kindness” on the front cover under his pillow.
on the inside of the car we found a small pouch with four seeds and a poem:
here are four wishes i have for you
plant them well so they grow in you
plant each with care deciding just where
the fruit of the harvest we will reap
and in our hearts it will keep
we explained that the tooth fairy meant the four seeds were magical and represented Love, Joy, Widsom & Kindness and that she wanted him to grow those things deep in his heart. or something like that.
it was a little complicated but he thought it was a mighty thoughtful gift.
we’ll try to plant the seeds and see if they grow anything real along with a metaphor. who knows, maybe we’ll end up with a giant beanstalk in the backyard.