I recently read in a friend's blog post that her doctor asked her daughter to draw a picture of a person at her 4 year well visit. We do a lot of art in our house, but I never give the kids any direction and since they do not go to a traditional preschool, they do not do any formal or guided projects. So, this morning, I was curious and I asked Finnan to draw a picture of a person.
He started off with a head, body, and arms. Then he started on the giant structure on the person's back. I asked him what that was.
"It's a backpack. I am drawing a backpack."
"Oh, I see."
"Now, it's a robot. This [the horizontal structure in between the body and legs] makes the robot strong. Did you know that I am very strong, too?"
He went on the draw the legs as well as a circular structure emerging from the robot's arms. Apparently that was for water to shoot through. Oh. I guess he doesn't lack for creativity. He definitely gets that from his dad.