"What?" I said.
"Look at the light!" said the wife as she pointed to the table lamp by our bed.
"What about it?" I said.
"Look at the top. It must be Isaac's doing," she said.
I looked closer and realised there was a face drawn on top of the lamp, with a cheeky tongue sticking out from the side of the smile. Isaac had used the round opening of the top of the lamp as a nose.
And we didn't see it earlier because you would only spot it if you turned on the light.
We did not know how to react. Should we tell him not to draw everywhere in the house or be amused at his love of drawing?
I'll have a gentle word with him, I think, to make sure he doesn't get caned for vandalism when he grows up. Or he might draw on unapproved walls at school and get in trouble. Haha!
Anyway, it's hard to stay mad at a 4-year-old who keeps every piece of art he draws at the weekly neighbourhood art class "to show Papa".
A child's eye is fascinating. We see a hole in a lamp we use every day. He sees a nose for a smiling face.