One of my favourite things is to sit with my kids while they write and draw.
Usually a cup of hot coffee within arms reach, I’ll curl up beside them as they work on their latest creations.
First on the docket this afternoon was a family portrait, complete with geriatric mini-schnauzer and careful documentation of our ages.
Deciding that Canada also needed to be represented in his masterpiece, he set out to convince me that I should draw the maple leaf because he didn’t know how.
Encouraging him to try on his own, I found an image of the Canadian flag he could use as guidance in getting started.
Satisfied with this arrangement, he sharpened his pencil and got down to business.
As he was finishing up, he slid his artwork across the table toward me.
“Is it right?”, he asked, clearly looking for my acceptance and approval, unsure if his first attempt was up to snuff.
My heart sank, knowing I would not be able to give him the answer he was looking for. [Read more…]