I am not sure if it's because he knows my favorite color is purple, but I said, "Yes, I love that blue!" Then I said, "What is it a picture of? Or is it just a painting?"
And he answered, "It's fishies." So I said, "I think you're right. I'll show you where the fishies are... I see them."
I realize this wouldn't go over well with some children, but this story is about my child. So, he watched as I took a marker to the page. By about the second fish I outlined, he started to point to where he saw more. Well, maybe... or possibly he was showing me where he wanted there to be more. But he was sure to tell me when I forgot to put a "tail" on one:
He was so excited to show Dad*, that I never actually finished tracing all the possible fish in his beautiful blue painting. But the interruption was well worth it to watch Hayden proudly walk our picture over to him. And I think it's positively incredible that Hayden has such an imagination, that he completely understood what I was doing.
Yes, "Dad". He is graduating from "Gad" :)