We had a cute moment last night in our house. My daughter was having a bit of a meltdown because it was getting close to bedtime and also because she wasn’t allowed to get another sheet of paper (not my decision). Anyhow, I decided to sit at the little Penn State table in our kitchen and try to cheer her up.
She asked me to trace her hand and I did. Since it’s close to Thanksgiving she’s been making turkeys, and that’s what this one was. While she was working on that, my son decided to join in. He brought over his sticker book (this one had cars and dinosaurs) and had me take sticker off, which he then assembled on a page of his own. Being 1 1/2, his creation was definitely interesting.
Well, my daughter decided she wanted a few stickers too, so I gave her a cracked Pterodactyl one and one with an adult Pterodactyl. She put those on her page and then drew them a nest. Then she noticed the volcano sticker and asked for that. She put it outside the nest. We overlooked the fact that it was greatly out of scale.
Then, as usual, she asked me how to spell a few words and wrote them at the top of her page. Eventually she wrote the sentence “Run Turkey and Dinosaurs”. I didn’t get it at first, but then she put the exclamation point at the end. Then it made perfect, hilarious sense. What she wrote wasn’t a title. Rather it was a command!
Thankfully, no turkeys or dinosaurs were harmed in the making of this drawing.