This past week or two he’s been seeming to be having a ‘rough patch’ emotionally, develomentally, all around really. I am having a very hard time pinpointing who, what and where of it all, but really trying to focus on letting him work through this stuff, and give him some well-needed extra attention. SO…. today was the day that we created a very short-movie plot for him.
It was a really great project for all of us. We got out all of the favorite toys; legos, imaginex, bionicles, train tracks, building blocks, playmobils, and tons of figurines…. OH, of course the pirate ship. And we built an entire “village” for his movie plot/line:
It was so much fun building, all the while he was getting more and more into the idea that I initiated and building more characters and stories along with it. We drew up a title page (“The Tales of Legend”) was this one’s name, and a ‘the end’ page to put in the film…. found the Eragon dvd b/c he really wanted to use the music from the movie in his movie, and we were set to go!
I get out the video recorder and say “action”….. video tape the title sheet and let him know he can create his own story and I will just get it all on tape for him!
…………… he froze
He said, “Well if I’m going to do my stories, you have to leave the room.” SOOOO funny b/c he must think other days that I’m in the room (but doing something else) I don’t HEAR his stories!!! I told him I have heard ALL of his stories before and he could do a great job! But no go…. he did not want to have me video tape him. So…. I left the room, but proped the camera in view. He questioned if it was on, recording, and I said it was recharging. He said he knew it was on, but he went ahead anyway! As long as I was not watching, he and D created their stories and did a great job! Most of all…. they just had so much fun doing it!
We are anxious to see the final product. I had tons of trouble trying to get the camera to play on the TV this evening, so they turned in and I need to get that transfered to a video tape for him to see in the morning. It will be really fun to see!
Tons of fun!