Adler and I spend a few hours downtown Saturday because the weather was beautiful and decided to stop by the HC Porter art gallery. She is an amazing artist who mainly depicts southern African American culture in her artwork. She is currently exhibiting a collection called "Backyards and Beyond" which shows us not only the pictorial devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the MS Gulf coast, but of the perseverance and strength of Mississippians. Alongside of the artwork, you can view a video that tells the stories of her subjects. It was very moving. If you are in the Jackson area, you can check out the exhibit at the Mississippi Art Center Mar 8-Jun 8, 2008.
On other news, I need your help out there. Adler has decided that he is scared to take a bath. Its shocking because ever since he was born, he loves bathtime and cries when he has to get out. A few nights ago, he threw a toy out of the tub, a big no-no in our house, and I gave him a stern no with my mean face. He started crying and did not stop until he got out of the tub. I chalked that up to his dramatic personality. However, ever since then, every time I put him in the tub he cries until he gets out. Last night I stuck my feet in with him and he clung to them and was happy and playing until I got out, then he started crying again. I guess I tramatized him when I scolded him! Anyway, have any of your kids been scared of the bath, and if so, how did you change it? Note- its not running water that scares him, its the being in the tub part. Its almost like a separation thing.