One evening last week, Mark watched the children while I was out. I came home, and Evangeline was happily coloring at the kitchen table. She showed me a picture and said, “I colored this Mommy.”
I replied, “Did you really?”
She said, “Yes. Do you like it?”
I said, “Yes, but are you sure you colored it? I’ll have to ask Daddy.”
Then Mark came around the corner from the other room. “Hey, did you see the picture she colored?” he asked.
I said, “So, she really did color it?”
“Yeah,” Mark said. “I was pretty impressed. She chose the colors and decided to color each ear of the bear a color different from his body.”
As I have mentioned before, she colors much more intentionally than the boys did at her age. She also has really improved with coloring in the lines and completing entire pictures in the last couple of months. But this picture looked better than anything she had ever done. I hope no one thinks that my lack of belief indicates that Evangeline regularly lies. She does not. My experience with the boys having little interest in coloring even to this day just made me a skeptic.