Some days it's like pulling very entrenched teeth, getting my son to write. At the beginning of the summer we set the challenge for him to create a journal. He started full of excitement and enthusiasm, but fairly soon it became a chore for him. We stuck at it, with gritted teeth, and slowly writing became a habit. What I realized was the need to be creative in my approach.
Like most 6 year olds, Joe has a custom-made sense of humour. A trip to the Maze at Lyme Park inspired this piece of writing. Once he got started and the lines made him laugh, he wouldn't stop, it became a game, so off he went and got lost. I'm going to get him to write down some of his jokes next time. Brace yourselves.
|we got lost. Joe|
Humour often occurs in our work with arthur+martha. In a hospital setting, working with older people in physical and mental pain, humour can be a release and a wonderful survival method. All's well that ends well, is part of the series a wee star coming through. http://www.flickr.com/
|All's well that ends well. Anonymous|