In trying to encourage the children to be creative in their drawing, I’ve been drawing some with them. Today was very interesting. Sophie and I were drawing away quietly while Sarah sat across from us chattering away and scribbling. Then I started actually listening to what she was saying …
This is a two-tailed hippopotamus that bit Sarah. Note the tears coming from the eyes and the unhappy expression.
Sophie eaten by a hippopotamus. While Sophie doesn’t look thrilled to be inside the hippo, she isn’t crying …
Mommy eaten by a hippo, notice a trend?
This picture started as a large circle with a blob inside it. As Sarah was drawing it, she was narrating a little story in a shrill, high-pitched voice as only little girls can do. And I quote: “This is a baby in a jar. Now I’m pouring the baby into the toaster. Oh! It’s sooooo dark in here!!! Wah! Wah!”