Tonight was the Night of the Arts at Archer's elementary school. Everybody in the school had an art project hanging on the wall. There were award winners lining the cafeteria, refreshments, a pottery wheel demonstration, and music by the high school string ensemble.
The picture Archer had chosen to display was a marker, crayon, and watercolor study of the U.S. Capitol:
His art teacher chatted with us briefly, and said that he was a good artist -- if only she could get him to stop drawing numbers all over everything.
I must admit that I was impressed, as well. But I don't think we'll ever get him to stop drawing numbers all over everything. My only hope is that he'll be given scratch paper on which to sequester his numbers whenever he's doing work where random scores, temperatures, prices, times, cash prize totals, and equations are not appropriate. Without somewhere to keep the numerical patterns that make sense of his world, Archer would be lost.