May 22, 2010
I found this picture by 3 year old Bargy this morning. Staring out from the Etch-a-sketch was an almost cartoon-like face. I love drawing, so it makes me happy whenever the boys sit down and create something of their own volition.
I was feeling particularly impressed with the overall proportion and arrangement of the features - perhaps even a little motherly pride ( ... you see a bit of naive scribble, but of course I see a portrait!). Then Bargy pointed out his error.
Apparently what I thought was hair was in fact legs. And as every kindergarten kid knows, these should be sticking directly out of the bottom of the face.
As they say, back to the drawing board.