Friday, April 23, 2010

DRaW YouR MoTHeR

I am a big fan of kid's art-- and find it to be better than my own so expressive, truthful, lively and compelling.  As we near the day I hopefully will get to spend in bed eating bon bons MOTHER'S DAY, many children are creating portraits like these...
Here, a happy mom is seen wearing a "Best Mom" brooch.


As you can see, Mom is pretty and happy in most pictures.  Like this one, which  proves that even if Mom applies makeup like Tammy Faye Baker, she's still a beauty in the eyes of her child.

Some kids like to paint a happy picture of themselves WITH their Mom:


others like to immortalize the words of  wisdom imparted by their mom in a visual statement -- an homage to the Tao of Mom



Others are very emphatic about the status that they feel their mom holds in the world...
I am not going to enter a Mother of the Year competition against that one anytime soon. 


And then there is My Daughter, Banana.  Who recently created this portrait of her mom...
and made sure my glass was half full.  Luckily, my eyes are still open and I haven't passed out face down in my dinner..... yet.  



11 comments:

Blue said...

love that banana girl! but what is that in your glass? it's mighty yellow...



WV: idenneed

"i den need anything but you" (from Little Orphan Annie)

Amy H. said...

HAHAHA! I love it! Kids are so honest. The other day I was in a shoe store with Wes and he decided to tell a bigger lady with short hair that "she shouldn't wear pink because she's not a girl". It was mortifying.

WV: amytish (seriously!)

When I was a little girl I refused to speak in enlglish. I only spoke amytish. I was special.

Lin said...

Haha, what a cute post! My favorite picture is Banana's, I love that she drew you holding a wine glass...so adorable,

debi said...

Too cute! I too, love the yellow wine! Kids sure keep us on our toes!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Ohhh! I like that portrait. Thank goodness my girls didn't do any of me when I was raising them (on my own). There would have been quite a bit of likeness to dragons, I would imagine!

aimee said...

oh my god, these are fabulous!

Jennifer said...

My daughter likes the long neck. I, however, enjoy the glass of wine. Although I feel it should be red wine...

Miss Thystle said...

true story: when Brat was supposed to write about why I was the best mom she wrote "because she never wears clothes".

So, yeah. That was an interesting phone call.

jill2day said...

The only thing I would make sure to grab in case of fire is a picture my (now adult) child did when he was 5. It is my most prized possession and is in the bathroom so it is the first thing I see everyday of my life.

jayayceeblog said...

Those drawings are so cute. I looooove your long, elegant neck. Kids are sooooooo observant!

wallcakes said...

Seeing the world through little ones' eyes is always a treat.

Having a drink that matches your hair is very fashionable.
Gina