Clara on Picasso

Clara, my seven year-old daughter, on Picasso:

“Charlie, why don’t you draw something like Pablo Picasso? He was an artist who lived a long time ago. Even before Mommy and Daddy were born! He drew pictures of people, but he sometimes made their heads triangle shapes or put two eyes on top on each other or a nose on the bottom and a mouth in the middle. He did strange things but they still looked great. So go ahead. Draw like Pablo Picasso. You can do it. If Pablo Picasso could do it, anyone can!”

When I was her age, I still couldn't cut with scissors.

And she actually knows a lot more about the famous artist. As she helped Charlie draw his picture, she continued to teach him about Picasso and his life. 

More than I think a three year-old boy cares to know.