They spend roughly the next 17 seconds tearing through all of their packages where they discover new clothes (BORING!), new video games, a plethora of NERF guns, R.C. vehicles, Lego kits, and such. They oooh and aaaah over their new treasures . . . and then 20 minutes later tell you they are bored.
They don't really mean to be ungrateful assholes, they're just overwhelmed with all the new twinkling lights and noisemaking devices Santa has been kind enough to bless them with. I caught on a couple of years ago and decided to hold back a couple of items for my youngest for when the downward spiral of Christmas morning began.
He's always been interested in art projects and we have all sorts of various mess-making inventions (generally they have been exiled to the garage). I decided to use my free-book-receiving skills in order to get the wee lad something he might enjoy. It worked! Yay me!!!!
The combination of Monstrously Funny Cartoons and a $10 art kit (make sure you look for sales and coupons at Michael's/JoAnn's/Hobby Lobby/wherever - you can always get stuff for half price) has helped ease the cabin fever that accompanies vacation and frigid weather . . .
This book teaches how to draw zombies, vampires and adorable little monsters like this guy . . .
Who reminded me a lot of this guy . . .
Which led to the downloading of old Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episodes - BONUS!
Heck, it even teaches how to draw a cartoon Mitchell . . .
Mitchell was not amused. Ever since he got a new neighbor he's been a little cranky : (
Highly recommended to anyone who has a budding artist with a bit of a dark side ; )
ARC received from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review