Vivian has been very into coloring lately. She frequently brings me a piece of paper and a colored pencil and instructs, "Draw me a blue rain cloud... a black skunk... a brown horse... a red ant," etc. She then takes her paper away and diligently colors the pictures.
Usually the family shares these commissions, but one morning this weekend Robert was running, Dots was at a sleepover and Hockey Boy was on his choir trip, so Vivian returned to me again and again with her requests. I had drawn no less than ten such pictures when I finally suggested, "Vivian, why don't you draw a picture yourself and color it?" She paused and thought about that for a minute before walking away.
A little while later she returned and showed me this.
"I drawed a big egg and some baby eggs," she told me.
End of 2016
3 weeks ago