I called my mother after reading the blog of my friend, Jessi.
Me: Mom, I'm really worried about Luke. He can't hold his pencil correctly, not even close. Jessi's little boy can write the word "goo." He's the same age as Luke!!
Mom: Not normal.
Me: Oh dear. Where did I go wrong as a parent?!? Should I have put Luke in preschool already? Should I take him to a specialist? Do you think he has a learning disability?! I don't know what to do...
Mom: He's TWO!
[Oh, how we should all be so blessed to have a mother who holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education!]
A while later, Luke comes to me laughing and says, "Mommy! Charlie has funny pictures on his face!"
This picture doesn't do Luke's "funny pictures" justice. He drew all over Charlie with a yellow highlighter. Charlie, apparently, loved the attention.
And do you know what the best part is? I observed Luke's grip as he was desecrating Charlie's face and it was moving towards correct form! Way to go!