I was at a friend’s house the other day and we were talking about how her son recently studied the California Missions.
Does anyone else remember this? I don’t remember much from elementary school, but I LOVED studying those missions.
We had to create some sort of visual representation of the mission we were assigned to and I had Mission San Luis Obispo. While I loved learning about the mission, the thought of having to create a visual/physical/artistic representation of my mission nearly gave me an ulcer. That’s right, my stress levels were through the roof even as a 10 year-old.
So I went home in a panic and relayed to my mom that I had this huge project due for our missions segment and how it was terrible and how I was born without any artistic capability and that I was going to fail the 5th grade. I don’t recall if I burst into tears but I acted the part of drama queen down to a T.
Then I showed her a picture of Mission San Luis Obispo. She sighed, stared at it for a few minutes and then started sketching out a drawing of the mission. I was shocked 1) because I had no idea that my mom could draw and 2) because I didn’t even have to ask. She handed me the beautiful sketch and then I colored it. That was my contribution.
My mom got an A+ for that assignment.