She had crawled her little naked self all the way out of her room and into the hall. Silly girl! (And the cutest little nudist I've ever seen, don't you agree? Mmm... those darling little fat rolls!) :)
James found Derek's old clipboard and some printer paper and told me that he wanted to color- with a pen. I tried to convince him that crayons would be better, as there were more colors to choose from. But he was insistent about the pen. So I let him.
He's done this before. Pens- since they are generally reserved for mommies and daddies- are totally cool, and he loves being able to color with them. But this was a first time for something...
Look at the below picture and tell me what you see.**
I walked by James as he was coloring, and he told me the following: "Momma, I'm trying to draw a tall lady."
He's never tried to draw ANYTHING- just a bunch of lines and scribbles and such. I've not pushed him about the "What's that a picture of?" sort of thing, as I'd heard it is too pressure-filled and they do not draw pictures, really, at this age. But apparently he does now. And I'm so excited for him!
Look at the picture again (click on it to blow it up if you want... and please disregard my awesome paint skills).
Here is how James explained it to me:
 is the head (Can you see it?)
 the hand (There is only one.)
 the body ("The swirly 'hings are the body, a course.")
 a foot
 another foot ("It's like a crunchy shark tooth 'hing... but it's not reawy (really) a shark 'hing... it's jussa foot.") lol.
He then proceeded to tell me that it wasn't me, but a different lady. One he's "ne'er seen afore." An old lady, "a course." :) Of course.
Can you see it? Or her, rather? Fun, right?? :)
Very cool. I tell you, I am totally entranced by these two. My children are ingenious. Or, you know, nudists at the very least. ;)
** (I didn't see it, either. Shh!) :)