I have mentioned this before, but I never thought of myself as being creative. Doing the photo challenge helped me to begin to believe that I might just have a creative bone or two in my body. Now, Bud on the other hand-- I think he has 206 creative bones. Plus, I'm pretty sure he bleeds and sweats creativity.
All of my kids are creative, but Bud seems to live and breathe it. I mean, he never really gets bored. When my other kids are complaining that there's nothing to do, Bud's just doing stuff.
Almost every day after school (and after he does his homework), Bud heads to the basement, turns on music, and starts to make books. They are getting more and more elaborate and fantastic. I don't have a picture of one (shocker, I know), but you can take my word for it. They can be a bit confusing to read, especially his last 6 chapter effort, but he is only five. The amount of time and focus he puts into the projects is amazing.
Then, today, Bud came upstairs to show me his new idea for a business venture.
He didn't ask me how to spell anything, and I was impressed that he even used the apostrophe correctly. I had a feeling he'd do something like this someday-- ever since he used the toy drill on me as a hair dryer.
What I'm most looking forward to, though, is the album Bud's working on. To say that he lives for music is an understatement. He is already starting to correct his Dad on titles and track numbers of songs, and can even tell us what year some albums were recorded. I guess that's what happens when you give an obsessed, reading 5 year old access to iTunes.
Bud has written 10 songs for his album so far. Almost finished, you're thinking? Ummmm.... no. According to him, his album is going to have 90 songs. The crazy part is, I have heard Bud sing his songs multiple times and they vary hardly at all from the first time he performed them for me. He is actually writing songs and remembering them! It's nuts.
These are the titles of the first 10 songs Bud's written. (Now, I can't guarantee they'll be in this order on the actual album-- you know how those record people can be.)
Indian War Whoop
In the Tambourine
Go Go Grape
Home of the Magazine
It's Because Things Don't Wanna Change
Crayons in a House
Tick Tock Make Your Own Clock
You Know Where You're Sewin'
I really can't decide which song is my favorite because they're all so good. I can't wait until Bud's album comes out!