Every school day my son requests his doodle...the one I draw on his snack bag. At times elaborate, whimsical, topical, but mostly just whatever he is into at the moment. I am NOT an artist, but indulge this request each day for fun. This is a daily musing about his requests.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Another snowy day in Brooklyn...one would think we are in the Ice Age. But today's request takes us to the Triassic period. Ah, I love when Oscar wants me to draw a dinosaur - the great ancestors of birds. And today, his utterance was "draw your favorite dinosaur." What a generous spirit. How can it be anything but a Pterodactyl? But here's my geek-out moment: not really dinosaurs, strictly speaking. Scientists are so darn specific with their nomenclature. So let's review: winged lizard; also known as pterosaurs; hollow bones; and the most important reference? Inspiration for the greatest character on Pee Wee's Playhouse - Pterri! I really loved his lisp - so endearing. Oscar was pleased with the sketch, and even said the eggs "looked yummy." Um, nice Fred Flintstone moment sweetie. Happy Tuesday all - keep warm :) xoxo