Caroline brought home some work from school. She made a little, neatly stapled booklet called "My Color Book." It was by "Caroline" with a heart dotting the i.
Each page had the author tracing the name of a color and answering the question, "What is [color]?" -- writers were to write, non-writers were to draw. Caroline did both.
It started out predictably.
What is yellow? A yellow lemin. [drawing of lemon]
It quickly became more abstract.
What is red? Red swirls [a springy shape is drawn with red crayon]
What is orange? A orange line [orange crayon line]
What is blue? A blue rainbou [a carefully drawn blue arch]
Then it just got ridiculous.
I laughed and then asked, "Really, child? A green pig?"
She said, "Well it was the first thing that popped into my head!"
"You seriously didn't think of, like, grass or leaves or a lime?"
"My imagination doesn't have limits, Mom. And my imagination likes Angry Birds."