Petra has been really into art lately. When Silas asked to paint, she wanted to as well. She seems more into that kind of thing than he was at that age, but I imagine that it has something to do with seeing him do it.
Silas has suddenly mastered the whole water –> paint –> paper –> water sequence for watercolor painting (which is tricky). And he is, of course, now quite frustrated that Petra doesn’t understand it.
Silas’ drawing is amazingly precise. His pencil grip is just perfect, and I think his pictures are better than mine were in Kindergarten. He likes to tell stories as he draws, adding to the pictures with new details and twists. They’re like comic books.
It’s a good rainy day activity.