Ever-Expanding Artistic Talents
Woah, hold up there! You mean to tell me that anything about that picture constitutes “artistic talent”?
As a matter of fact, I do. Alright, so I’m actually more impressed by the details that Tevye is now including in his drawings. For a long time he drew heads, which included eyes and a mouth, with long legs coming out the bottom. You could tell who was who in the drawing based solely on the length of their legs. Of course, when you’re only a toddler, all you see of adults is their legs. That is, until you get picked up, at which point you focus predominantly on their head. Well, now I suppose that makes sense.
Eventually, Tevye started adding arms to his large-headed people, though not always. Still, the differentiating features in the people in his drawings were the legs.
It stayed this way, until one day he drew a picture of Mama, and she had hair. It was a wonderful picture, and I believe we made sure to hang on to that one(full disclosure: we don’t actually keep every single page that they’ve ever scribbled on. They seem to think that they all deserve to be on the fridge. Since the fridge pictures can be upwards of 10 deep at times, we tend to cull the ones that aren’t desirable. Perhaps this makes us terrible parents. Perhaps it makes us normal. I would say that if you believe each and every picture that a child draws should be kept, then there’s a very good chance that you don’t have kids. Either that, or you’re masquerading your hoarding-tendencies as being a sentimental parent. Hey jerk, quit hiding behind your kids and go get help).
Yesterday, after he finished his homework, Tevye wanted to colour. So off he went to fetch the supplies he needed, and then got straight to work. Tevye didn’t even bother to show me his latest creation, but rather left it on my desk in the hopes I might discover it on my own.
Note the ears, nose, and feet. I wasn’t certain if the person he drew was wearing a yarmulke, but it turns out that’s his forehead. While Tevye normally draws a specific person, this is “just a man”. I was so excited when I saw it, that I immediately wanted to hang it up in the office so that I could look at it each day. He told me that he wanted me to put it up in my bedroom.
I was hoping that by the time Mama got home from work he may have forgotten that he wanted it hung in a specific location, but he was still insistent that it be hung in our room.