For this year I decided to do something for myself. I signed up for a small painting class. I have never taken a painting class and wanted to learn faces. I signed up last week for a faces class for $35 by Jane Davenport (http://janedavenport.com/ )
I am enjoying the class and taking some time for myself.
I noticed that Anthony was always looking at my sketch pad with envy. One thing that has challenged us has been finding the motivator for him. Suddenly it dawned on me that this could be his motivator. He wants to watch the videos I have been watching. Right now he is not finishing his homework before bedtime. He will literally sit there. I have told him that if he completes his homework on time then he can work on faces with me after dinner. Today I bought him his own sketch pad and pencils. He is drooling. I hope that this motivates him to but forth an effort. If it doesn't then I am not sure what we are dealing with.
Is anyone else taking the time to do something for themselves this year?