Lots of busy, so far this summer.
Rose decided that she rather liked the sidewalk-chalk activities from our trip to the Capitol the other week. Since we haven't taken the opportunity to do any more political work downtown since then, she brought the sidewalk chalk to our own neighborhood, creating a collaborative mural all over the driveway apron that we share with a couple other homes.
She didn't just draw it all herself, though. No, she invited the neighborhood in, with chalked-invitations all the way up the street:
She drew blank boxes for others to fill in, drew a snowman for others to add features to, solicited responses to little jokes. Then she left chalk out to see what would happen... and people came! We saw several adults stop and add their doodles on their way down to the restaurant or local grocery. There aren't many children in our neighborhood, but we got enthusaistic participation from several of the kids nearby.
Joy, meanwhile, continues to busily request our involvement in little interactive games too -- such as peek-a-boo.
Like the new cut? I get better at the boyish cut every time I do it, though Joy isn't really fond of getting it done and makes the activity a challenge. I pretty much had to do it, though, and here's why:
Yes, she's been busy once again, stimmy-pulling out her own hair, mostly along the line of her nevus-scar.
I didn't want to take it all the way down to a bald-buzz this time. But I may have to yet. She's still working on trying to pull the stubby little hairs that she's got left.
At least it's summer. Her scalp may get too much sun, but it won't be cold.