Elizabeth and I read this book again today. It's a sweet little story where a class of kids is learning about Dr. King and then their teacher has them draw pictures of what their dreams are.
After reading, I asked Elizabeth if she wanted to draw a picture of her dream. Here it is:
A couple of things that made me chuckle (though not to Elizabeth's face!):
- You see the purple person? He's sad; he only has one balloon. The red person has two balloons; he is happy. In Elizabeth's world, the definition of sadness is having only one balloon, and happiness, having two.
- There are very specific details Elizabeth always puts on people that she draws. It began with always adding bellybuttons to tummies. Then she started including thick, rectangular necks. Now, it's nostrils. Those are some noses, eh? If you have kids, do they have curious little details they always include on people or other creatures they draw?
I conclude with today's advice: If you're feeling sad, go get two balloons. You'll likely be feeling better in no time!