One day O, aged 5 years, drew our house, made palindromes, and had a drawing lesson.
The first drawing O did was a picture of our dog, Callan, sitting down. He showed it to Andy who did a little drawing in the corner of a sitting dog, then O had another go at grounding the feet.
On the other side of the paper O drew a detailed picture of our house – with pitched roof, chimney, front door with transom window, decorated glass side panels, a number 2, and himself standing in the doorway. There are shrubs in the garden. The dotted line at the bottom of the page depicts the street, the solid line separates the footpath from the road, and there’s a path leading to the front door. Our car is parked in the driveway next to the house and, from the top of the gable a bird is pooping SPLAT! on the windscreen.
O signed his name and Andy told him it was a palindrome, then he wrote ‘pop’ and ‘poop’
O carefully cut out a plain piece of paper from his drawing and, with Andy, wrote some more palindromes