Yes, his lack of 'penchant for the pencil' niggled a little at my teacher self.
However, always one to subscribe to a good stereotype when it suits me, I consoled myself with the 'he's a boy' scapegoat.
In the last few months he has taken to the whole caper though - drawing, painting, cutting, colouring, writing, gluing, crafting, creating his heart out.
Yesterday morning he was at his table having himself a little drawing, cutting, gluing fun and narrating to me as he went.
Then he asked me to come over and help with some rubbing please.
He was using a pencil with an eraser on the end and wanted me to rub out a part of his picture - a picture of a person.
Magoo told me proudly that the person was Daddy and that I needed to rub out just a bit of the "big willy please".
Sure enough, there on the paper was an new addition to the basic head, body, arms, legs and face scenario.
A new addition that Magoo had decided he'd been over generously with!!
In fairness, the 'big willy' did come very close to Daddy's feet - and would surely have impeded walking.
So, I did as I was asked and rubbed out "just a little bit of it, Mum".
When I enquired why there was a willy in the picture today, Magoo simply replied "'cause it's a real person".
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We might just work on drawing some items of clothing before kindy next year.