Tonight, O7 was drawing in her Garden Fairies book. The left page has a simple picture, which you’re supposed to copy on the right page by scratching off the black coating, thus revealing the stunningly beautiful and most fairy-like colors underneath with every stroke. She made a nice copy-drawing of a Poppy Fairy, and then brought it in to show me.
“That looks great,” I said. S8 came over to investigate. She eyed her sister’s scratch-drawing critically for a moment.
“Pretty good, O7!” she announced. “You’re going to grow up to be a Major Artist, just like me!”