While my oldest was away at tutoring, I spent some at-elbow time, that is what I call time spent together at the table, one on one, with my middle child today, doing a simple drawing exercise using the five elements of shape from Mona Brookes’ Drawing With Children. I did some of the same drawing exercises with my oldest daughter years and years ago. I bet you and I can find them on this blog if you go back far enough. Those drawings are still hanging up downstairs. It will be nice to add another child’s drawings to our walls. It is very satisfying to be going through everything a second time with my middle child: drawing, writing, counting, phonics. And I noticed again today how much more laid back and confident I feel this time ’round. Hindsight is twenty-twenty indeed.