Jack and I sat down to do some sketching tonight. He suggested it. I went and got out my pencil kit. Of course Jack was intrigued. He has a #2 and I have 2H, 2B, HB and on and on.
Jack: What are all those letters for?
me: They tell you how hard the lead is.
me: Because the harder leads are less smudgey…see? (I drew a line and wiped my finger on it.)
Jack: Cool! Can I try? Let me start with 5B.
me: That’s a very soft and black smudgey one.
Jack: What did you draw in art class?
me: (I grab an apple from the fruit bowl and plunk it down) This.
Jack: I’m not hungry.
me: No, we drew fruit.
Jack: Okay, let me try. (he struggles for awhile trying to make a circle)
me: It takes a bit of practice.
Jack: UGH! I don’t want to draw an apple. Can I draw whatever I want?
me: Of course…
Jack: Okay, girl with pigtails coming up. Here’s her head…
me: Nice. Check out my paper.
Jack: Awww you’re such a good drawer.
Jack: Can you by me a pencil set like this? I want 3B and 2H pencils.
me: When you’re older.
Jack: Yeah yeah, there’s lots to do when I’m older. (BIG sigh…)