We discovered a bag of Clementine Art crayons waiting for us on the porch when we came home from Minnesota. (I won them in an online drawing.) I thought they looked like jellybeans, but my son called them mice. He was intrigued by the unique shape of the crayons and eagerly sat down to color, making energetic, fast strokes along the middle of the paper. First the lines were car wash spinners, and then they were an airplane. I left the table for a few minutes and came back to find that he’d also drawn a series of circles (eyes) along one side of section of the colored strokes and was beginning to draw hair along the other side. We haven’t done much coloring lately and I was surprised by this leap in his artistic growth. It was a good reminder to slow down and pay more attention to what he is up to!