I am finding "learning about childhood" so intriguing!
For instance, the other day, D and I went to the beach. In preparation she said, "I'm going to bring my Flutterby book so I can draw her on the beach!" Great idea! Lately, she's been kind of getting into looking at pictures and re-creating them on paper.
When we get to the beach, I find her with her book and digging. I ask, "what are you doing?" She replies, "I'm digging for wet sand so I can draw Flutterby!" I say, "Okay."
I'm not quite understanding why she needs wet sand to draw Flutterby. Wouldn't she just use her finger to draw in the sand? Well, while she is digging away, I borrow her book and flatten out an area of sand and draw Flutterby with my finger. D comes by and says, "Good!"
Then she goes off with her book and continues to dig for wet sand and then proceeds to "draw" Flutterby in 3-D form! She is pulling up the wet sand to form the body of Flutterby and then the wings and then the legs!
I was so amazed! What is going through this little girl's head that she thinks of making 3-D figure artwork? It's just so awesome. I so wished I had my phone with me to snap a picture because it was so good! But, on the other hand, I was happy not to have my phone because I try not to bring my phone out when D and I go on special outings such as this beach trip. I find it hard enough to concentrate and be present when I am just with her on a day-to-day basis...too much going on in my head...so I make the conscious effort to leave my phone at home so I can be present with D. So, I'm glad I have this blog so that I can remind myself of this beautiful day.