Night Market Haiku

In the night market

Photo by Paul Jenny

Thinking of the children who have grown up only knowing war, will their voices ever be heard?

What contributions to our greater well-being are we losing?

Is there another solution?

Leave a comment (or a solution) below.

 

62 Days of Lunchbox Sketches in Under 3 Minutes

As working parents, our 4-year-old was in two different schools for daycare this year.

One of them provided lunch but for the other I had to pack him a lunch two days a week.

No matter how tired I was as I stuffed celery and juice boxes and bagels inside the Elmo lunchbox, I always included a quick Sharpie sketch on a Post-it note to let him know we were thinking about him during the day.

Sometimes the sketches were random things to make him laugh and sometimes they had something to do with what happened the day before. When I picked him up from daycare we would talk about that day’s sketch. It was a nice ritual and a fun way to let him know we care.

I saved the sketches and made this short video so he could remember them. I had to rescue them from the soggy lunchbox each day after school and some of them ended up more wrinkled and damp than I intended.

Shown together, the images tell a silly story of what happened to us and how much we laughed this year. Any images of commercial characters are parodies and not meant to infringe on any copyright.

Thanks for watching!

The music is Disco con Tutti, royalty-free music from http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free.