Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Tried to pull a Little Prince on the twins the other night.
The boys are in the habit of asking me to draw stuff. Cats, dogs, bears, Santa Claus - that kind of stuff.
The other night, as I was putting them to bed, I was handed a pad of paper and summoned: "draw me a giraffe." The request reminded me of the Little Prince, except that he wanted a sheep.
Instead of a giraffe, I drew a box with air holes in it.
I said, "the giraffe that you want is in the box."
It worked! Both of the boys grinned at the drawing of a box and looked pleased.
Then S handed it back to me and said, "now draw a giraffe not in a box."

song: 1999 • artist: Prince

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