From time to time I attempt to offer Anna coloring pages, but she repeatedly rejects them. She is a lot more content to draw on the other side of the coloring sheet. This time I thought that it would be a good idea if she watches me color with crayons, since I am still trying to demonstrate to her that drawing or coloring with crayons or pencils is a lot more fun than blasted markers that bleed through the paper and make her hands “all painty”. While I was coloring my witch page diligently, Anna was busy drawing her hands and then doing some sort of complicated “connect-the-dots” of her own design. She proceeded to put 50 dots on the page (she counted them) and connect them with a line. Eventually she looked at my drawing and decided to contribute to it. She took my crayons and started to draw on the other side of my witch. It started as a sky and a boy with mad hair, then Anna changed her mind and said that the boy is in the purple bed (the purple lines represent his blanket) and he has a grass sheet and a rainbow curtain. I just love to see how her mind works, and I hope that we will see a lot more creative drawings over years with all kinds of tools – markers, paints and crayons.