I know, I thought we were going to be using color crayons too. What do you expect (wink wink- even though both my eyes still close when I try to wink) when you hear “draw”? Well, Momma and Daddy said they were going to need my help with a game. They called it “The Drawing Game”. Naturally, I went to find my color crayons and tried to sneak in some highlighters and markers. Momma quickly took the highlighters and markers away. Not cool. After being ignored when I threw myself on the floor thrashing in an attempt to get the markers back, I picked myself up, forgot about the markers, and decided to see what they meant. I joined them at the table where they were writing on small pieces of paper.
I made a mad swipe at all the papers and ran, eager to see what they were about. Daddy grabbed my overalls and hauled me back to the table. Man. Did I mention they are soooo serious sometimes??!!! After resigning myself to standing there, marker-less and confused, they told me what they were doing. Momma decided our list of field adventures for pictures was long and taking up too much room on the whiteboard in our kitchen. She also said she wanted to add some fun to the family decision-making process and asked me what I thought about that. I blinked at her (not winked) and thought to myself, “she DOES realize I am not even two right? Family decision-making process? What does that even MEAN????” . She clearly took my blinking as a cooperative gesture because she responded, “Good! I’m glad you like it Nate, because you get to draw the first adventure.” Well, who doesn’t like a good game of Pictionary???!!! THIS boy does! So I ran to get my color crayons. Daddy grabbed my overalls and hauled me back to the table once again. They are SO confusing. Do they want my help or not??
Momma said we could crumple the pieces of paper and put them in the old coffee tin. She told me what some of them said as we crumpled. Golden Gate Bridge; Rodeo; SF Zoo; Armstrong Woods; Point Reyes Lighthouse; SF Japanese Tea Gardens; Pier 39; Giants Ballpark; Healdsburg Playground; Monterey; Mendocino; Fort Ross; Downtown Napa; Santa Rosa Air Museum; Angel Island; Alcatraz; China Camp State Park; Yosemite; Camping; Fort Point; Aquarium; Howarth Park; and Spring Lake. Then she explained that “draw” is a complicated verb with many meanings. Yes, I can draw with my color crayons. I could even draw with highlighters and markers if she’d put on her fun-Momma cap and let me. Well, this time, draw meant to pull out one of the pieces of paper from the tin. Whatever- your language is so bizarre sometimes. I’m just trying to learn it.
So, here goes…my turn to draw the first field adventure! Got it! And we’re going to…