Quinn’s preschool teacher is a wonderful woman whom I will refer to as Mrs. G, because that is her name. This is the third year I have had a child in her class, what with my having three children, and I love her more each time.
My very favorite thing that she has the kids do is draw a picture of themselves every month. At the end of the year, she puts them all together and gives them to the parents, so they can see the progress their child has made over the course of the year.
Each month when the pictures go up, the parents stand in the hall and ooh and aah and laugh about the pictures.
Now, while both Sam and Jack’s packets had radically different first and last pictures, I figure that I might have a slam dunk winner for Most Improved in Quinn.
I didn’t think much about it until I looked at everyone else’s pictures, and every single other kid had, at the very least, drawn a stick figure. I wasn’t overly concerned about it, because I figure he’ll draw when he wants to draw, but I was a tiny little bit sad that he was the ONLY kid in the class who had never drawn a circle head and a stick body.
Mrs. G must have picked up on that, or she just decided that it was time for the Q-ball to draw a picture, because a couple of days later, this appeared on her classroom door:
Except! When asked to draw a picture of himself in October, Quinn busted out not one, but five stick figures. And a house.
So, to recap: Quinn (1) can draw masterpieces, (2) can count to five, (3) knows all the members of his family. But, Quinn (1) cannot follow directions such as “Draw a picture of just yourself.”
I can’t wait to see what November brings.