Early this morning we met up with our son and little grandson. At 15 months he is still investigating everything and today was no exception. Suitably dressed he had his introduction to art!
You can see the concentration on his face! He had already tried printing and painting with a fine brush, but this was the moment he discovered that he could also do it with his hands!
He returned to the brush, and tried it with both hands. As you can see he is very good at mixing colour! The amazing thing was that he didn't put anything into his mouth, it was taken very seriously and he asked for each plate of colour as he made his marks. It was really lovely to watch him being so totally engrossed.
Leaving them at the end of the session we went to the other end of the age scale and collected my mother to take her Christmas Shopping. We went to Salisbury, probably not the first place to come to mind when thinking of shopping with a ninety year old in a wheelchair, however, going here makes the whole experience a doddle! It isn't your 'average' supermarket, but has a whole lot of extras. There is a little more information here, but it doesn't do the store justice. Aisles are wide and easy to move around. The atmosphere is friendly and there is colour everywhere. There is plenty of stimulation without having to visit many shops and take the wheelchair up and down kerbs and pavements. The food is good too, sensible portions of good healthy food. Mum really enjoyed it and we were able to buy all her presents. Food shopping took a back seat and we all had fun.
Now I just have to do my Christmas shopping!