I'm the Creative Director In This House

She: "This is you and me, mommy."

Me: "Oooh. Is this my purse?"

She: "No, that's your lady bug and her cheese!"

Me: "Honey! I love this picture. That is the perfect carrot."

She: (throws picture and starts to cry) "It's a ballerina!"

*In my defense, she's added alot of detail since then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I've insulted my kids so many times calling their bunnies clouds or whatnot. Now I just say "Wow. Tell me about your picture." Goes over much easier on their egos.

Posted by: Chantal | 04/07/2006 at 10:47 AM

I'm so guilty of that, too!My daughter draws detailed pictures of me, repleat with cleavage, a belly ring and a tattoo. Nice. I'm such a bad example.

Posted by: Misha | 04/07/2006 at 11:11 AM

hysterical - i think we all go thru this with the kids' artwork. it's the classic no win situation!!

Posted by: Hotwire | 04/07/2006 at 11:18 AM

*snort* "It's the perfect carrot!" I love it.

Posted by: mama_tulip | 04/07/2006 at 11:28 AM

LOL, as moms I think we all do that. I now, to be safe, ask them to describe the picture to me. LOL, a ladybug and her cheese? Too cute.

Posted by: Virenda | 04/07/2006 at 12:02 PM

i must say, i tend to refrain from making any guesses on drawings- always better to go with what chantal suggested :)

Posted by: gnarly nanny | 04/07/2006 at 12:36 PM

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!i always say "baby its SOO good, now tell me EXACTLY what it is called so i can write it for a memory!"works so far....but gorgeous*

Posted by: keda | 04/07/2006 at 12:37 PM

That is hillarious! I can't count the number of times I've done that! Though, my kids seem to draw some random humpback whales peeing on themselves! (honestly, who is raising those kids??)

Posted by: Angela | 04/07/2006 at 01:36 PM

Let me give you an official Preschool Teacher line....Ready?"Tell me about your drawing" - that way you don't get slammed with the wrong interpretation.

Posted by: Dawn | 04/07/2006 at 04:56 PM

Just so you all don't think I'm clueless, I do normally ask her to tell me about it. Sometimes, I just like to guess for my own amusement. You know, mix things up.

Posted by: Lena | 04/07/2006 at 05:10 PM

Adorable! I've blown it so many times over the years. I've learned not to guess until they give me some hints. ;)

Posted by: Ficklechick | 04/07/2006 at 05:15 PM

LOL!A ladybug and her cheese. Isn't it just too darn cute what our kids come up with sometimes. Love it.

Posted by: ~ Stacy ~ | 04/07/2006 at 07:25 PM

I like the ladybug and her cheese.Brilliant.

Posted by: Kelly | 04/07/2006 at 11:30 PM

"your lady bug and her cheese" heehee! Classic.

Posted by: Teri M. | 04/07/2006 at 11:32 PM

S. drew the pictures... now I get it. ;oP

Posted by: Freakren | 04/08/2006 at 07:23 AM

Oh, those are great pictures!!!LOL abuot the carrot, I would have made the same mistake. My daughter never let me get away with "it's gorgeous" she would always say "But what is it?"LOL

Posted by: Sam | 04/08/2006 at 07:24 AM

I am really enjoying your blog, I found a link thru gnarly nanny and I am now hooked!

Posted by: Nanny Louise | 04/08/2006 at 07:57 AM

I'm going to answer "that's your lady bug and her cheese" from now on when someone asks me something I have no answer for...

Posted by: Jessica | 04/08/2006 at 12:47 PM

In the first pic, it appears as though someone (you?) is wearing a very stylish, blue neckbrace. My youngest brother had a drawing stage where everything seemed to look a little phallic to us. Hmmm, must have been a boy thing.My mom saved so many pieces of art work. (You should have seen her basement!) When it came time for me to move out and go through these boxes, I laughed and cried so much. It is one of the best things I did with my Mom :)

Posted by: Summer | 04/08/2006 at 10:07 PM

Commenting on kids artwork is like taking a risk. If I say what a beautful tree, my daughter tells me it was supposed to be a ballerina. I've started just asking what things are, and what it's a picture of. Just knowing what the theme of the picture is can help with identifying some of the objects.

Posted by: Undercover Angel | 04/09/2006 at 10:00 AM

Hahahaha!!! Oh, too cute and funny! Well, ballerinas ARE pretty skinny. LOL"Your lady bug and her cheese." *heart melting at the cuteness*

Posted by: Jess Riley | 04/09/2006 at 01:18 PM

"So what do you think it looks like?"That's what I use. And if the picture is that hard to tell, then they shouldn't be offended.

Posted by: R. Robyn | 04/10/2006 at 04:49 AM

I love when kids draw. They show what they see and sometimes it is not what we expect. I have boxes of Joshua's drawings that some day I will share with his kids.

Posted by: Reverberate58 | 04/10/2006 at 06:53 AM

Oh these were wonderful. Heehee, your kid is a riot...hmmm, like her mom maybe?? :) By the way, i just read your side bar on things to do when Lost is a repeat...LOVE THAT SHOW! The hubs and I are big fans.

Posted by: andrea | 04/11/2006 at 07:11 AM

that was toooooooooo funny. hilarious!!!!!!

Posted by: TANYETTA | 04/13/2006 at 09:0

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