This is our family as drawn by Jason yesterday. Now psychologists love telling us that you can learn so much out of your child’s drawings.
I looked at this yesterday and learned two important things:
1. He is the guy wearing short pants.
Tommie We have been trying to get him to wear short pants. It’s summer. It’s hot. Yet he demands to wear long pants and preferably jeans. I think he was drawing himself with short pants because that’s what we want him to wear. Maybe he only feels comfortable ‘wearing’ them in the drawing.
2. Zander is no where on that drawing. Not even a tiny Zander. He drew NO Zander. This is very telling to me. Lately he has been finding it really hard to cope with being the middle child or more specifically having a little brother
who gets away with murder because everyone ‘babies’ him who doesn’t always understand. I think in his ideal world it would only be him and Quintus at this stage. I know this will pass.
I just feel that this drawing makes it clear that we need to treat Zander like the almost 2 year old he is…old enough to know that he can’t get everything he wants and sees. Also that we should ease up on the clothing issue. If he wants to wear long pants in the summer then so be it.