Parker likes to color, typically for brief periods of time, often in defiance of doing other requested activities (such as eating) and most often accompanied by an adult drawer. “Draw me a house?” is her most frequent question with crayons out and ready. And with a house comes the demand for a door, then a car, a driver, a dog and other details which come to mind in the moment.
One afternoon as dinner was being prepared, Parker occupied herself with scribbling on a pad of paper. She presented her scribbling to Daddy, who promptly praised her for the work of art and announced it would be her first picture to hang on the refrigerator. PJ watched in amazement, as if the gift of magnetic power finally identified it’s purpose – to display her creations.
Parker raced back to her pad of paper and turned out new colorful pages every few minutes, charging to and from the refrigerator to add to her display. By the time dinner was ready there was barely a fridge to see beneath the art.