But with Brian in yet another arbitration (this has been going on since December, people) and the long, long days stretching in front of us, I'm struggling to fill the time. On a whim yesterday, I pulled out the paint and some paper, and Scotty went from Destructo Bear to this amazingly serious, thoughtful Painter Bear. It was hilarious to watch. So I took pictures and tried not to interrupt his concentration.
As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, he requested only two things: complete silence and more blue paint.
After the final masterpiece dried, the Bear proudly presented it to Brian when he returned home from work. Brian promptly named it "Water Lilies" and we hung it in a place of honor on the fridge, near the clippy-magnets and my favorite picture of Brian when he was a little boy.