old momma five

I recently came across this scan of a drawing Reeve did when he was four. . .  a reminder of how delightfully fresh a child’s view of the world can be: “Old Momma 5 with the sun shining over her back. And a mushroom in a mushroom field.”



Tip: Next time your child draws something, be sure to ask him or her to describe what’s happening in the drawing, and write it down somewhere on the page (or on the back). Include the date the drawing was made.





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2 thoughts on “old momma five”

  1. Such an interesting and unusual drawing (and concept) from Reeve. Old Momma Five. I will follow this advice and write down what my 6-year-old says about the drawings he does. His teachers do that at school — and I often ask my kids to describe their pictures — but I never thought to write down what they say at home.
    .-= Jennifer Margulis´s last blog ..Peter Ferry Offering Fiction Writing Workshop on January 19 =-.

  2. I’m so glad we did this (writing down comments as the picture was being “explained” to us), since it’s a real window into the long-ago mind of the boy.

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