anna has already shown much more interest in art than isaac ever did. she loves to color and play with play-doh. isaac would always be willing to do so, but i had to convince him. and sit with him. and even then, it was mostly destructive pretend boy play.
oh. and lest you think i’m a terrible mom who compares her kids to each other, well, i do. where anna is a budding artist (possibly?), isaac was a great mathematician who could identify all of his shapes (even trapezoids and parallelograms) at 2 years old. when i show anna the most basic shapes like circles and squares, she just tells me that they are “shapes”. she generalizes i guess. and draws fun people.