Grey’s art

About the time your child is two, you desperately long for the day when they want to talk to you and what they have to talk about is *interesting*. Rumor has it this is a short phase, between the obsessive talk of the preschooler and the reticence of the older kid.

Grey has definitely entered the time of life where he has things to tell me that I want to know, don’t know, and don’t have anything to do with the how long he’d have to save his allowance to afford Ghost Roaster. We have some really good and really interesting conversations now.

Not only is Grey fun to talk to, but he’s started creating art that is interesting to me. Now, I’m his mom so I’m sure that threshold of interest is lower. But he brought home his “Goal for Second Grade” paper this year. What do you think his goal is?

Snarf and Arf? Really?
2nd grade goals

You know what? I think his goal is AWESOME. And I think he might be able to do it. He draws constantly. He has a box of index cards he uses to create card games with his friends. (Think Pokemon.) His homework is full of doodles. Every day he comes home with pages of drawings. I’ve always tried to be careful to edit the boys’ papers, and only keep a few from each age and stage. But I’m having real trouble throwing anything of his away. So instead, I’m scanning and saving many of them.

I have the inevitable blogger’s challenge of the imperatives of content. So I thought I’d share some of Grey’s recent drawings with you (with his permission – I asked). I’m curious whether you enjoy seeing these, or whether I should just keep these on the kitchen bulletin board.

Grey and his brother invented caffeinated "Moo Coo Milk" - chocolate milk with caffeine. Grey's working on branding here.
Grey and his brother invented caffeinated “Moo Cool Milk” – chocolate milk. Grey’s working on branding here.
I like the dramatic tension of this. I just need to inform Grey that tacos are rarely what is left to accidentally burn.
I like the dramatic tension of this. I just need to inform Grey that tacos are rarely what is left to accidentally burn.
Grey has been playing some light Fate RPGs with his dad. He's branched out in to some dungeon design of his own.
Grey has been playing some light Fate RPGs with his dad. He’s branched out in to some dungeon design of his own.
This is a rare story where he writes, then he shows. I love how meta it is!
This is a rare story where he writes, then he shows. I love how meta it is!
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One thought on “Grey’s art

  1. This is what supports us as adults., approval, appreciation and encouragement as children. My grandsons are all so lucky to have such fantastic parents. Thanks for sharing.

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