Should I Be Worried??
...or impressed? Artwork for 4 year old can be rather repetitive. I personally own about 500 pictures of houses with rainbows and trees with tree swings. I can be brushing my teeth, feeding the baby and making coffee and still "see" what J has just drawn.
So it took me and my husband by surprise yesterday when this latest offering was put before us yesterday. Eerily reminiscent of Edvard Munch's, The Scream, yes? What makes a 4 year old draw this kind of angst? Too little sun? Too much Coldplay and Snow Patrol? A little sister whom she loves and yet is jealous of? A mom who thinks she can brush teeth, feed baby, make coffee and see art? I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I chose to laugh, gave her a big hug and googled the Scream to show her how she draws like a famous artist.
"Oh yeah, I've seen that picture on Little Einstein's, mom." Hmm, maybe cartoons aren't so bad.