So it would appear that my latest calling in life is 'photography assistant to art director'. Because Ayaan's latest thing is to compose pictures and then demand that I capture his compositions on film (or memory card at any rate) for posterity.
It all started when he went to pick up some flowers in the park (yes, the flower collection craze continues too) and discovered that there was a snail infestation. We found not one, but two snails gobbling away at two separate flowers. At first, he just gazed at them with a mixture of fascination and disgust. Then he turned to me and commanded, 'Mama, picture lo' and this is what we left the park with that day:
The other thing he likes to photograph these days is the favourite book of the moment perched on the chair in his room. Dottie, note that the book you gifted has made the cut... ;-)
And one day, it was about creating stuff with crayons and getting Mama to click his creations. He started with some alphabets (L, H, Y & T):
and then went on to create (and this is my favourite of the lot) an aeroplane:
And just in case you think he is a behind-the-scenes kind of guy, here's one of his compositions modelled by the director himself... :-)
(Apologies for the dodgy picture quality as some of the pictures were taken on the phone camera, in the absence of easy access to the digicam - read, I was too lazy to go get it from the other room)