Often during my childhood, things weren't very good. But every once in a while, my stepmother would take us outside and we'd help her plant Antirrhinum, or snap dragons and the world wouldn't seem so formidable.
A Christmas Present for my Stepmom
(sorry about the crop, I couldn't get it right without sacrificing part of the painting, so I just kept some of my carpet in. That, and my kitty was walking on it haha)