Fainjin has been drawing pictures for me today.
“Look Mummy!” he said, “It’s Kevin!”
I thought of several friends all named Kevin, but couldn’t imagine why he would have chosen to draw any of them. “Tell me more about the picture, Fainjin,” I said. “Is that a bird?”
“Yes, that’s Kevin,” he confirmed, confusing me further. “And that’s Russell on his back!”
“A-ha!” always be ready with an intelligent comeback. “And what are those around Kevin’s feet?”
“Those are angry dogs. And that thing [top centre] is the handbag, hanging from the roof.”
“A handbag, hanging from the roof?”
“Yes, because they have a flying house.”
Unexpectedly, this last sentence suddenly made everything clear. Last week the kids watched “Up” on DVD. I didn’t watch it with them, so the character names meant nothing to me, but the flying house is a handy identifying feature. Fainjin had designed his own movie poster.
This one was a little later in the day:
The top one is a dolphin. The bottom one – with all the tentacles – is a squid. “They are all under the sea. And they are all blue!”
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