What was your first word?
For most babies it's "mama" and "dada." For my daughter it was "quack!" Who knows why! She had a little yellow rubber duckie. One day she held it and said a very deliberate "Quaaaaack!" Then she never stopped talking.
My favorite part of this painting is the water. I love the colors and the the movement. My least favorite part is that the female seems to be standing on top of the water. I wish I could get this painting back for a few minutes. I'd fix that!
I wonder if this pair has 8 little ducklings following along behind that just didn't make it onto the canvas.
Take the time to read Make Way for Ducklings! What a great kids' book!