Er, that sounds like the title of a B horror movie, doesn’t it? But, here, let me show you what I really mean:
See those people at the bottom? They have bodies! I’ve been watching Sir I. transition from “tadpole” people (the ones with legs and arms sticking out of their heads) to torso-endowed people all summer. He’s gone back and forth between the two types, but looking at his recent artwork, I think the torsos are here to stay.
Miss M. is largely focusing on circles: big and small ones for puppy-dog faces, oval-ish shapes for puppy-dog ears, spirals and sunbursts. That’s her smiley sun at the top of the picture.
The Baron is not yet producing art, though he did scribble on the floor with a pencil once. Today he tried to eat a crayon and “helped” Miss M. with a picture by drawing on her paper with a Tinkertoy rod. Better luck next time, baby boy!
One of the privileges of motherhood is witnessing the incredible developmemtal leaps that all young children make. Leaps in cognition, verbal skills, hand-eye coordination, art processes, fine and gross motor skills. What an amazing and awesome thing the human brain is!