I went into the house while my son was working at his outdoor art table and I came back out to find his very first long string of letters, written in green (his favorite color) Sharpie across the tabletop amidst the paint stains. Cs, Ds, Es, Fs, and Gs. I was truly blown away. We haven’t worked much on letters; he was just three in December. I absolutely love the surprises that can pop up when children are left to their own devices. Using permanent ink Sharpies is a rare treat, and perhaps the use of a special tool inspired him as well.