Anna June has been working hard on her coloring skills. As you can see, she has very expressive use of color and is getting better at coloring objects. On Monday, though, she and her friend Garvey were coloring wildly, and, since there were only a few kids there that day, Ms. Susan thought she'd help them with their technique. She showed them how to hold the crayons more like a pencil, to give them more control, and perhaps try to stay in the lines a little better. They tried really hard for a few minutes to do like she showed them.
Then, Anna June told Susan very seriously, "I have a hard job."
Susan, of course, thought that was the funniest thing she's heard in a while. She laughed about it all day.
When I went to pick AJ up from school, she told me that she doesn't like staying in the lines. I told her that was perfectly alright - she doesn't have to. That's the good thing about art, I told her, you get to do it how you'd like to do it. She seemed a little relieved.
After her bath last night, she asked me, "Do we have time to color before bed?" I told her I'd let her color for five minutes. She said, "I want to color for three hours!" So I guess the hard job didn't bother her too much.
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