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.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Up, up & away
Assuming this is a boy thing - and 6 years old is about the right time for it to kick it. Oscar requested an airplane this morning. Seems harmless and kind of easy. Not so fast - he wants an airplane with smoke & flames careening through the sky. Um, a bit disturbing. But put into context with, let's say WWII illustrations of fighter planes, it's not a troubling idea. I show him a picture of a Soviet plane that I googled..."Yes! Just like that." Phew. Of course, now I am wondering where he saw an image similar to this. I am not a war movie buff and can't recall taking Oscar to any photography exhibits where he'd get such an idea. Oh well - chalking it up to all of those other behaviors that seem to seep in via osmosis as part of childhood development or some genetic imprinting phenomenon. Happy Thursday! xoxo