I always knew, even as a teenager, that I would love any child my best friend had. That was partly because I loved her mother, and partly because we had both agreed never to raise bratty children. But I really had no idea just how much pleasure I would get from watching this little girl’s personality emerge. If I had to sum her up in five words: curious, independent, imaginative, smart, and headstrong.
She is also showing early signs of artistic talent. Isabella is two years old and draws like this! Don’t try to tell me most two year olds can draw a frog that well. I couldn’t even do that now. (She didn’t copy or trace anything, just drew it freehand from memory.)
Isabella is very much into art supplies right now, and I want to get her something she’ll love. Any suggestions?