I’m not saying we have tons of extra time like some childless couples do. But we do have long, long childful hours when we aren’t working, and we just learned that those hours will extend through the end of the school year. This means we’re thinking creatively, or maybe not-so-creatively, about how to spend All That Time.
Benji doesn’t naturally choose to draw or color carefully. He does enjoy drawing, filling (at a conservative estimate) thousands of random sheets of paper with doodles — but they’re all things like marble-race tracks, countries, or number blocks; all are based on YouTube videos he and Ian watch, and he does them all very hastily with a minimum of care.