Although there are moments when I think it would be nice to have another kid around, I'm generally very content with just one. A keeps asking for a sibling, of course. She says, "I want a sister who's five just like me!" I keep telling her, "That's usually called a twin and it's, um, not happening." Anyhow, as parents of onlies can attest, keeping a single child entertained can be a challenge at times. Therefore, I was pleased as punch when my daughter embarked on a coloring/drawing kick recently. She sits for a solid hour or two at a time, churning out artwork at a steady pace.
The drawings are generally of me, her dad, her, her teacher, and her teacher's cat (Cookie). She is also learning to write, so many of the pictures have words on them. A few days ago she handed me a drawing on which she had written: "I like fire." I really do not know what to say about that. She learned to write the word after a recent fire safety week (and trip to the local fire station). However, I do not think this was the intended effect of the lesson.
Here are a couple of samples of recent masterpieces. You should be able to click on them to see a larger version.
Here is one of me and P. I am always depicted in a dress, even though I only wear a dress or skirt about four times a year in actuality. Not that I don't like wearing dresses; it's more like I live in a part of the country where winter lasts about eight months and pants are simply more practical. Oh, and please don't make fun of my husband's T-Rex arms - he's very sensitive about them. Although he is eight inches taller than I am, the proportions are actually a bit off in this drawing. He only wishes my head was naturally right at the level of his nether region.
Here is one of the whole fam damily. Note that we allow her to eat ice cream cones that are the same size she is.
Here is a drawing of everyone we know, wearing a sombrero. Including our dog Gideon (at bottom).
Finally, here is my favorite: the tooth fairy