This is how Linda - an educator - explained the painting:
'I don't know exactly what direct experience Scarlett has had with "the cranky man," but she certainly knows the truth of him. She explained to me that he figure in her drawing was "a cranky man" so I had to ask her why he was cranky. The truth according the Scarlett came down to this:
'He is a cranky man because he doesn't like his house. It's not got any bathroom, kitchen bedroom or anything to eat.'(Enough to make anyone cranky, but the real truth followed) 'He doesn't know what he wants because he is a cranky person and he's always a cranky person who says he doesn't know!'
I felt in the moment that she was sharing this meaning with me that I was being given a great insight into what makes someone cranky, not knowing what you want and the consequences of that...
Widget Thinking. From the mouth of a three-nearly-four year old.