When I sit down to draw, I almost always grab Kirby’s sketchbook. Since he’s at home with me all day, his toys are usually right in front of me, inspiring me to draw them, or, if I’m having a bad day, making me curse as I trip over them. I have to go look for Aoife’s things, which makes them all too easy to forget.
But these books are about both of them, so today I went looking. And I’m so glad I did, because I found part of the toy tea set in her room. All set up for a tea party for two.
It melted my heart.
Aoife has always been a social little thing. She’s never been shy. And from the moment she could speak, she started inviting people into our home. You know… friends, neighbours, random strangers who just happened to walk past. The more the merrier.
And if they accepted her offer, they immediately got asked if they wanted a cup of tea.
When she wasn’t asking perfect strangers into our home, we had regular tea parties with her doll friends.
These days, she doesn’t play with the tea set much. She’s too busy playing school or playing with her friends. But her brother loves it.
And she’ll do anything for her brother.