His grandfather is a former middle school Math teacher/farmer/artist, himself and ME, Chase's mother, as most of you already know LOVES TO PAINT. In fact he comes from generations of a very artistic family. I even have one of the landscape paintings his great Grand mother did with house paint.
When Chase was young he started out by asking me to draw him an Army guy. After a few times he started drawing them himself. As he got older I showed him that it is the details that take an ordinary picture and make it even better. Anyone can draw a plane, but when you add all the details, as you can see below, the plane becomes more than JUST a plane.
The first thing Chase says while watching a good movie, "I can't wait to draw that." He loves anything Army. I find these kinds of drawings all over the house, to the extent that I even have to throw some away. The drawings that are special go up in my son's room. I save the ones I like best and put them on the fridge. I am running out of room.
So now I have to worry for 3 more weeks, is my son going to make it to 3rd grade or is he going to have to stay behind and repeat 2nd grade because is lacking in his Math skills. If he is bored in school now I can not even imagine if he has to repeat. Don't even bother mentioning homeschooling, he is TOO much like me and he would not live to get to 3rd grade, end of subject.
As we sit here he is upstairs supposed to be getting ready for school, but we both KNOW what he really is doing. THE BOY can drive me crazy!