Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Resourceful.

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.

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"I drawed a big egg and some baby eggs," she told me.

8 comments:

Kappa Prep said...

Ohhh! I am so thrilled Vivian enjoyed creating her own items to color in! What a wonderful mother to encourage her!

Darlene said...

That is great that she drew something on her own and colored it.

Amber M. said...

I love that she picked the perfect robin-egg blue to draw and color her eggs.

Rachel said...

How wonderful! I can totally understand how proud you were that she created something herself with her own ideas.

You're a great mom!

3 Peanuts said...

Now that is beautiful. Love the color she chose too. You need to frame that one!

Liz said...

I just LOVE this post. I love love love it. That deserves to be framed. :)

Preppy Pettit said...

That is GREAT!

Preppy Pettit said...

I gave you an award!