Ryan's latest favorite occupation is drawing on his easel with dry erase markers. It's the first thing he does when he's allowed out of his room in the morning, it's the first thing he does when he comes home from school. Sometimes he will scribble for a full hour at a time, with an intensity that disturbs me a little.
Every so often I wander over and ask him to tell me about his picture. "What are you drawing?" I ask.
He points to the easel and says, "This." Then he goes back to work.
And of course, this activity is often accompanied by the recitation of the text of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Over. And over. And over. Sometimes, he'll even draw the coconut tree.