Guest Post From My Five-Year-Old

Any of you who read my blog know that I occasionally like to draw stick figures to illustrate my point.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, I suggest this post on the word literally.  Well my son also likes to draw and illustrate his point (though, I don't think he realizes just how effective his drawings and titles can be).  So today I thought I'd share his most recent painting of me.  It says a thousand words about being the son of a writer, or maybe the three he used in it's title are enough.  Without further Ado I present:

"An Indoor Mommy"


For further explanation on why he might think I'm an "indoor mommy"  I recommend my short story, "Evolution of a Desk."

15 comments:

  1. Well, at least your hobbies don't include alone time or nap time (according to my kids answers to their teachers in church).

    I love his painting. So advanced. I've decided he's a genius.

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  2. This is pretty genius. I'll have to get Diana to comment, (she's the artist twin,) but I'm getting a Picasso vibe from this painting. With a touch of Dali.

    Brilliance.

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  3. And as Spongebob sings very truthfully:
    I know a place where you never get harmed, a magical place with magical charms. Indoors, Indooors, INDOOOOORS!

    (Oh and this parenthetical statement is for the above commenter [Renee]: I bought my plane ticket for LTUE. Don't tell Candice or she might get jealous.)

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  4. It's settled, he's a genius, and lalalalalalalala...fingers in my ears...I can't hear you two talking about the FORBIDDEN subject...lalalalalala

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  5. I really like that painting. I'm curious about the significance of two different colored legs though. Hmmm.

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  6. Hi, Candice!!

    I love it! Sometimes kids can say everything by saying next to nothing! Gotta love it. :-)

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  7. Kids say, oh I mean draw the darndest things.

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  8. What are the red things on top of your head? Ribbons? Bows? Horns?

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  9. I love it. He's a budding Picasso for sure. May I also compliment your many flowers on your dress. Are those on the fabric or do you actually walk around with a garden pinned to you?

    ;)

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  10. It's brilliant. If you are anything like me, the multicolored spots on your clothes are food stains. I love the "indoor mommy." I think that should be the new subtitle of your blog.

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  11. It's a cute dress. I look a LOT worse than that right this very moment as I type. You should see me! But don't smell me.
    I miss you.

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  12. I like all of your suggestions on the reason for the multi-colored spots. I don't actually own anything resembling that outfit, so I'm figuring he either wishes I owned a dress like that, it's his interpretation of what I wear, or he just figures girls wear dresses and like flowers, therefore, what could be better than a dress with flowers? It is also possible, as Jessie suggests that those could be food stains... I do wear those a lot!

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  13. I am so lucky that my daughters artwork is not yet advanced enough to reveal the secret life of this at home mother..... I might end up on an episode of hoarders when that happens.

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  14. So good. I think I need to have my youngest do a drawing of me so I can see how she really feels about me sitting in front of the computer so much. :)

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  15. Your son is quite the abstract artist.

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