Hank: And witches have wands and big noses and are mean.
Me: Some witches are mean and some witches are nice. Just like people.
Me: A mean person most often was nice and something happened to break their heart. Then because a broken heart is a very hard wound to heal some times the person never gets better and they become mean.
Hank: You have had a broken heart?
Me: Yes, twice.
Hank: Thank you for getting better, Mommy. I love you.
Me: Oh you’re welcome, baby. The best things in life take a lot of work, but are worth every minute.
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.