From Tracie: Art In The Shire

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Art In The Shire

This is the joy of homeschooling.

Tomorrow is art day, which instigated this special exchange.

Katarina: "Now, Dad, today I need you to bring home some art supplies. I need a big rock. I need twigs. I need mushrooms...

Thomas (retrospectively): "You do not need mushrooms. Mushrooms are very bad. By the way, don't ever pick mushrooms; they are poisonous, and mostly evil."

Katarina: "Okay, well...I need moss. I need berries. I need flowers. I need mud. But listen, dad, you can buy the berries in the store."

Thomas: "Really? In the store? Did you think I was going to frickle along the paths of the Shire and happily gather berries from their stems in the prime of Spring?"

Thomas then grabbed his walking stick and his cape, and merrily whistled a J. R. R. Tolkien tune as he stepped out the door.

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.

Art day is tomorrow. It is going to be epic.


  1. I'm not a huge LOTR fan (I know, who am I?!) But I heart this more than you could possibly know.

  2. Haha, life at your house sounds like fun. Does he really have a cape?!

  3. I can't wait to hear about it! Love LOTR.

  4. Aw, that is fun. Gotta love life in the Shire.

  5. Loved eavesdropping on that exchange! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hee hee...oh kids and the things we do for them :)

  7. Very Cute!

    p.s. I see Gandalf in my bathroom wall every day (posted a pic of it on my Instagram the other day)

  8. Ooh, can't wait to hear (and see) what you create! Hope it's not poisonous.

  9. Hahah! What could be better than art in the shire??!! Nothing, I think!

  10. I can't wait to see finished pieces with those wonderful supplies.

  11. What some people who aren't me don't know, is that Thomas has a cape and a walking stick. The end.