My nephew Matthew is quite the character. He's a free spirit and doesn't care much about what others think. His brother, Michael, is the complete opposite. He is always worried about what people say and think of him. Michael loves sports. He tries really hard to be good at them. He's also a smart kid and works very hard to get good grades. Matthew is also good at sports but excells at them with little or no effort. His grades are good too but he doesn't really care.
Yesterday I was decorating my students' Halloween bags. Since I had the clever idea to make the bags myself I was trying to draw various Halloween pictures. Matthew asked to make a bag, which I allowed because I always give them a goody bag. He drew the cutest vampire I had ever seen. Then it clicked and I asked him if he would help me make my bags. He agreed. Here are Matthew's masterpieces. They are so adorable. I almost didn't want to give them away, but then I would have to make more bags.