It’s been too long since I presented an onslaught of kids’ art. About a day after turning 4 last month, Kristopher, who has never shown the slightest interest in picking up a pen despite knowing all his letters and how to spell his name in song, suddenly announced, “I think I should probably learn to write my name.”
Well, I showed him once and, aside from a backwards “s” here and there, his name now graces all his artwork, much to my amazement. This art dates from shortly before this monumental shift, and you’ll see why this leap of progress was quite a surprise. His drawings at age 3 look remarkably similar to Gemma’s at 18 months, but what he lacks in technique he more than makes up in creative description.
Here we have “a very small man eating a reallllllllly big chocolate chip cookie”:
And “the knee bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the foot bone, the foot bone’s connected to the heeeaaadd…”
Yes, very connected indeed.
Gemma, meanwhile, plans her dream home:
Commemorates the birth of Christ:
Takes her unicorn for a walk with Kristopher:
And ponders the goings-on in the heads of mama flamingos.
No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t make this stuff up.
Anna @ shenANNAgans says
Made me LOL! We should all think in unicorn and flamingo. :)
Oh my, too funny! :)
Quite the artists! Just today, Lily was admiring Gemma’s art still plastered to our fridge. Lily’s own drawing leaves much to be desired, and she doesn’t handle misinterpretation very well… “Oh, that’s a nice line you’re drawing!”… “No, it’s not a lion, Dad!”
Love it! … and them :)
I love kids’ artwork! I especially love artwork that comes with interpretation. Oh, and can Kristopher tell me where to find those huuuuuuge cookies? I think I need one!
What are those flamingos thinking? Gemma needs to share! :) Also, I want a cookie that is that big in relation to my body, please.
LOL… Are you having cravings Erin?