Me: Hey what are you doing with my pancake flipper?
Hank: Your what?
Me: My grilled cheese tosser?
Me: My cake server?
Hank: (blank stare of a boy who has a very silly mama)
Me: My spatula. What is it doing in your bed?
Hank: (giggling) I snitched it… but you can have it back because now I absolutely need some pancakes. (running out his bedroom door waving the snitched spatula) COME ON MAMA you do the mixing and I do the flipping!
Hank: See, you said they live behind the hospital.
Me: They do. Great job buddy. You showed perspective. Do you know what perspective is?
Me: Showing perspective in a drawing is when the artist shows depth and space. Instead of everything being even you can move around the picture. There is an ‘in front’ and a ‘behind’. You showed perspective in this picture when you made the hospital very big and in front and Caterina and Marco’s house smaller therefore appearing behind. Even though they are all on the same piece of paper I can see that that their house is farther away then the hospital. Wonderful! Who helped you with this, Professora (teacher)?
Hank: (donning his coat) No one. This is how I see the hospital from my window at home and how I imagine Caterina and Marco’s house.
Me: Do you know how old I was when I learned how to make perspective in my drawings? 26.
Hank: That’s ok, Mama. It’s not about winning. It’s about having fun.