A lot of my friends tease me about how much I talk about my childhood- I guess you could say it was idyllic. My parents are pretty amazing- they're both artists, my Mum was a children's librarian and my Dad was a carpenter at the St Kilda Adventure Playground, a magician and he flew hot air balloons for a while. My brother and I grew up in a house with lots of friends, food, art and music.
I try to give Casper an interesting and loving home life, we play records most of the day and from the time that he could move, Casper has always danced and been very musical. He dances to anything with a beat. He has shown an interest in drawing and painting, but not so much as with music, which is why I relish the times that he sits down for more than a few minutes and draws with me.
I can't wait until he's big enough to do some sewing with me and we can make costumes and toys and I'll teach him how to knit and crochet. I loved doing that sort of stuff when I was a kid, I think I'm lucky that I had people around me who wanted to help me learn and now I'm even luckier because I can experience it all over again with Casper.