Thursday, November 16, 2006

parenting advice needed -- please help

How on earth do you support your child's creative spark when they produce this....



...and then ask you what you think about it??

And no, I did not ask what those sticky-outy things are supposed to be. Maybe they are a place to hang the handbag when she needs to go hands-free.
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Oh, and NaBloPoMo content critiquers (is that a word?)....I did write 3 pages of rambling content (of the "checking in variety") that will probably never be posted...although you never know. Some of it is damn funny, so if I can trim it, maybe you'll get another double-whammy.

For now, be very thankful that I have spared you.

17 comments:

~Donna~ said...

...a design for a wall hook? ummm...a Mom and Dad all-in-one?...ummmm...an alien?

I learned early not to ask. My young artist would get insulted that I didn't know what it was when it was "so obvious Mom".

So I began sounding like my Mother "Oh sweetie, that's nice. You must have worked very hard on this to get so much detail."

I heard that a lot growing up, so I guess I know now where my son gets it. hahaha

Penny L. Richards said...

They're tails. That's what I'd assume unless confronted with evidence to the contrary.

But the old preschool standby, "Honey, you put a lot of work into this! Tell me about it!" works here. If you can say it through the giggling.

My daughter helped me decorate invites for her sixth-birthday party--resulting in her own face (xeroxed onto cards ahead of time) with three sixes rubberstamped across the forehead. She was so proud of them, but....

Anonymous said...

lord that's hilarious! Wow. Frame, keep, and pull out at an embarrassing moment ... or maybe just threaten to? Im not a parent, so praps my thoughts aren't best?

WCD

BeanMama said...

um..... the womb seeking to gobble the child back in??

However did you not gasp?

Mouse said...

*snicker snort* Yes.. that IS a lovely drawing! I'd have a hard time asking about it though the giggling..

M-H said...

They look like placentas to me, coming out of tummy buttons. Has he learned about this recently?

Wendy said...

Hmmm...well, does he know Mommies have different parts? Or he's a budding DalĂ­?

Or he's Donnie Darko?
(in the movie, Donnie Darko could see people's "souls" moving out in front of their chests, it looked like a water effect tube)

TheBon said...

I thought about the Donnie Darko thing too!

It could also be that they have some kind of weird hole in their middles and the tentacle thing is to show depth? Or maybe his dad has been letting him watch too much anime? I don't know.

no-blog-rachel said...

I came home one day to find the magnets on the fridge arranged to read "Mother, I am secretly a [something, can't remember] Amish girl so leave me alone and let me eat pie".

And yet, here he is, in college, with a job, doing well and a good guy. Whew!

jodi said...

I'm with Penny, they could very well be something as innocent and simple as tails. We adults will draw associations with something like this that kids won't necessarily.

jodi said...

Also, I love this drawing. Love it. You should totally put it on a t-shirt, or allow me to put it on a t-shirt for you.

Carol said...

Oh c'mon, aren't they tails in the front?

I remember trying to draw a mermaid and being very concerned about figuring out how to draw clamshells to cover the nippular region. Some kind soul showed me how to make the mermaid's hair fall over her shoulders to the front, thus gracefully sidestepping the issue.

Now please stop posting so much. I mean it. I can't keep up.

diana said...

Ask him where I can get one of those hats. Those are seriously superfly. oh, and those look like penises to me, and for the life of me I can't figure out what's wrong with that. (is it the heels and handbag? penis on the outside of the dress?) oh well...I'm slow sometimes

you know, my FK#1 is the same age as your FK, and he's starting to seem very pre-pubescent to me - getting surly and *embarrassed* by us and whatnot. lord, where does the time go?

Scoutj said...

I'd say, "Wow! Great heels!"

Sara said...

a ha ha ha ha

Nice outfits. And I love Penny's "preschool standby." Yeah, "if you can say it through the giggling" indeed.

It is such a good thing I don't have children. I could never suppress that giggling.

Lorena said...

See, now I thought they were Viking drinking horns. I guess I should go look again!

Kerry said...

I think you have one seriously creative little guy on your hands...handbag hook, tail, or penis. Just tell him he's an amazing artist and that you admire his talent. :-)