Janey adores drawing. Not really drawing yet, but scribbling, and the scribbles are getting more interesting. I love to have her draw, but she finds ANY writing instrument and ANY surface to draw on. I try to keep all crayons, pencils, pens, etc, out of her reach, but with 13 and 10 year old brothers in the house who also love to draw, it's hard. It feels sometimes like living with a mad graffiti artist. Every day I find more surfaces covered. I have piles of paper out at all time, but she prefers other surfaces. Nothing I say or do makes her stop this hobby. It's getting extremely tiring.
Note from many years later, in 2016---Janey is now 12. It's hard for be to believe Janey ever liked drawing. She hasn't drawn in years and years and years. I think this entry was the high of her interest in any kind of writing utensil on paper. She doesn't ever have an interest in writing or drawing anything. It's kind of hard to think about. I think we assume with our kids, that things will be on an uphill trajectory---that the drawing will get better, the writing will develop, that it all will get better. Sometimes, it doesn't. I don't mean this to be discouraging, as for most kids, it does. But in this particular case for this particular girl, no.