My boys love to draw.
They spend hours at it every day.
That is not an exaggeration.
It makes me happy to watch them create whole worlds on a piece of paper.
That, in fact, is one of their favorite kinds of drawing to do.
As they sit side by side, they fill the page with ships, planes, sky scrapers, the Eiffel Tower, construction vehicles and knights in bloody battles.
They narrate as they draw, telling each other the stories that go along with the picture.
All of this art work takes its toll on our paper supply.
We go through a lot of paper.
They draw on both sides and use scrap paper when we can get it, but still, it's a lot.
Besides, what they really like best is a big piece of paper.
Even bigger than those large pieces of construction paper sold in rainbow colored packs at Target.
I'm talking big enough to fill up all the floor space in our schoolroom, sized paper.
What they want is a big roll of drawing paper.
We've gotten a big roll once before.
You know those rolls you'll find in schools.
Teachers use huge sheets of it to cover their bulletin boards and ASB uses them to make posters to hang around campus.
The boys loved that paper.
They made life sized drawings of themselves, and filled the long sheets with elaborate renderings.
But those paper rolls are not cheap.
So when I saw this idea on Ohdeedoh, I jumped.
Sturdy, brown builders paper is just right for those big drawings they love.
We headed right down to Loews and bought a roll.
It was in the painting section.
It was $9.99.
They came home and set right to work.
And the next morning they rolled out of bed and got right back to work.
One of life's simple pleasures: a big roll of drawing paper.
Happy Friday to you.
Hope your weekend finds you enjoying some of life's simple pleasures.