JJ has been getting more and more into writing lately. He’s trying to write his name, he recognises different letters and he’s pretty good at recognising numbers. Consequently he’s going through lots of paper in his endeavour to learn. I’m talking one piece of A4 paper for a few scribbles.
I said to him a few times recently, ‘Why don’t you use your Megasketcher to draw on?’
He has deftly avoided the issue but it was obviously playing on his mind because a few nights ago when I put him to bed he gave me this big elaborate story that went along the lines of someone else drew some lines with texta onto the Megasketcher and it sure wasn’t him.
I picked up the offending Megasketcher and sure enough, it had two blue lines in a cross formation across it. It’s obvious to me that the fairies or one of his friends didn’t do it, that he is the one who drew on it and I told him as much. The fairies are responsible for a heck of a lot around our place and they are on hand in just about every situation. Sometimes I even have to watch out because they are sitting on his hands and I’m not allowed to squash them.
I think he thought I would freak out about the Megasketcher but I was amazingly calm. When I do lose my cool it’s over the stupidest little things, but we won’t go into that.
I don’t know how to get these lines of the Megasketcher, so if anyone can offer my any tips they would be gratefully received so we can try to stem the tide of recycling leaving the Jaycee household. Well that’s a bit dramatic. He can still use the Megasketcher, it’s just go two blue guidelines ala Photoshop now.