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Old 01-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Sharing from my four year old. He came home with this picture yesterday from school.



It is more complicated that his usual, so I made a point of asking him about it. He told me a long, harrowing tale of the family crossing rope bridges over deep chasms, enduring hot lava and underground monsters. This picture was a "map" of his story, he said. I expressed some concern over the amount of trouble our family was in during this story, and how scary it must have been for all of us. He shrugged, pointed out the smiles on the faces, and said, "It doesn't matter, Mum... We all did it together, so it doesn't matter."

Love four year olds and the simplicity of their wisdom.

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How awesome! I love it all - the art, the story, the strong family ideal. You must be so proud. My 4 yo daughter loves maps and stories. She'd be lining up to hear this story. Especially if there was a dragon.

Incidentally, we're reading her The Hobbit right now and she has a little crush on Gandalf. Haha.

Eta. Sorry, it sounds like there was a Balrog, not a dragon...
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He is so much deeper than my 4 year old! Mine drew a picture of a dragon the other day and while he was telling me about it he said the Dragons favorite food was barbecued knights .
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Wow my son is 4 and doesn't draw anything that detailed yet! I had to look up the stages of drawing to wonder if I had to worry. http://planningwithkids.com/2010/08/...rawing-stages/ I see that I don't. My son is in stage 4.

Congratulations on having such an artist!
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so cool, love the story and the art, what a cool little kid!
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wow he has such a creative imagination, thats awesome!!! and such a good drawing too, i think you may have a little artist on your hands
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Wow my son is 4 and doesn't draw anything that detailed yet! I had to look up the stages of drawing to wonder if I had to worry. http://planningwithkids.com/2010/08/...rawing-stages/ I see that I don't. My son is in stage 4.

Congratulations on having such an artist!
I was starting to get worried about my four year old too! But he's in the same stage as yours.

Op, you have a talented and imaginative little one. And he's so smart!
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He is so much deeper than my 4 year old! Mine drew a picture of a dragon the other day and while he was telling me about it he said the Dragons favorite food was barbecued knights .
Haha I could see this happening here


Op that is an awesome story for later on
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Wow my son is 4 and doesn't draw anything that detailed yet! I had to look up the stages of drawing to wonder if I had to worry. http://planningwithkids.com/2010/08/...rawing-stages/ I see that I don't. My son is in stage 4.

Congratulations on having such an artist!
Oh, geesh... thanks. I didn't mean to worry anyone. I just thought the story was cute and so perfect in terms of sticking together. He has always been one to sit and draw and colour.

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How awesome! I love it all - the art, the story, the strong family ideal. You must be so proud. My 4 yo daughter loves maps and stories. She'd be lining up to hear this story. Especially if there was a dragon.

Incidentally, we're reading her The Hobbit right now and she has a little crush on Gandalf. Haha.

Eta. Sorry, it sounds like there was a Balrog, not a dragon...
We're reading The Hobbit, too! My kids are loving it. I am looking to see if I can find a copy of the old animated movie, because I remember loving it when I was little.

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He is so much deeper than my 4 year old! Mine drew a picture of a dragon the other day and while he was telling me about it he said the Dragons favorite food was barbecued knights .
TBH I was a little concerned when I saw the monster and I thought one of us might get eaten. The long ropes with little kids dangling off them had me worried, too. But, apparently, it is always his big brother, rescuing him.
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We're reading The Hobbit, too! My kids are loving it. I am looking to see if I can find a copy of the old animated movie, because I remember loving it when I was little.
You can, from Amazon. We just got it - $10. If your Amazon doesn't have it for some reason, I can buy it and ship it up for you. Please let me know.
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