Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Always Interesting Mind of a Little Boy

Being the mother of two little boys presents me with many moments of awe and wonder. The male minds of Oldest Son and Youngest Son just do not work like my female brain.

For example, the kids were making dot art pictures. Oldest Son initially created wrestlers while Youngest Son created a self-proclaimed masterpiece and a flower.

THEN, the testosterone and imagination completely took over ... Oldest Son created an Avatar map of Earth Nation (green), Fire Nation (red), Water Nation (blue) and Air Nation (yellow). He then started playing inside the art using strategic moves to defeat the Fire Nation. Youngest Son quickly created his own Avatar map. The two elapsed into their own integrated make believe worlds spinning far flung tales - always with the good guys and the bad guys clearly defined. Our art project had transformed into an interactive experience. I just sat and listened enjoying this glimpse into their enviable brotherly relationship.

3 comments:

ibis said...

You've got two great artists! Felicidades.
I used to paint a lot when my kids a while ago, I should start again....

Husband's Sister said...

Reminds me of their dad and his brother playing many years ago, though I think the sons are much better artists!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

I & HS - You are too kind - I am not thinking either child will make a living in art but it is fun to see their imaginations take off!