son that I drew from a tiny school photo. Today
I looked through Sam's school file and found a
little picture showing him at five or six. He was
lucky to have a wonderful babysitter, Mary, back
then,who kept him looking shipshape while she
worked for us from the time he was one until he
was seven. Sam did not like having
haircuts as a toddler, but by this stage I think he
might even have had some gel in his hair, and the
cut was pro, not a home special. I love the confident
smile in this picture, as though he knows he looks
wonderful in his red sweater and dressy blue shirt.
In the red sweater
Pencil on bond paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010Looking at my sons' school pictures made me chuckle
as I was flooded with memories from that time. Sam
was a thoroughly happy baby and child. Steven
and I feel so lucky to have these two amazing children
in our lives. This past weekend when I was sad
that he was leaving town, Sam sent me funny videos
from Saturday Night Live, and I immediately appreciated
his thoughtfulness (which is always there), his witty
sense of humour, and his intelligent, perceptive nature.
He is a delight.
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