Preheating the oven to make dinner, Bill turned around to see Elizabeth digging through her cup drawer. She found a koozie cup, put it on her hand like an oven mitt, toddled over to the oven and, in her sweet toddler voice, said, "Hot! Hot!" Bill was so amused and captured the moment on camera.
I recaptured the moment with one of my sketching pencils, which had been stored away since 2004. I found myself to be out of practice but not totally out of touch with the art. It was like trying to ride a bicycle again after not having ridden for many years. The sketch could've been better but still turned out to be a perfect Father's Day gift for Bill.
As soon as this happy memory is framed, it will go on one of the walls in our house.
As soon as I find the time, I will sketch Matthew too.