My beautiful child used a crayon and it actually made a line on this piece of paper. Well, she mostly drew all over the wall. But it’s clear from this scribble on the paper that she was beginning to draw a 3D majestic unicorn.
My child is making loads of artwork now. Each one is so precious. I’ve hung them along the walls in the playroom, in the living room and in the kitchen. I can’t get this stuff up fast enough! Every time I look at them, my heart swells with pride.
I’m beginning to look into art camps. I know my child is young but a talent this special must be nurtured and encouraged.
I’ve decided to forgo art camp due to the fact that buying a packet of construction paper, colored pencils and a pencil sharper is a lot cheaper. A true artiste doesn’t need specialized training. They just need the space and freedom to create.
But not paint. I’m against paint. Mostly because I like my furniture the color it already is.
Man, a lot of art comes home from preschool. Do these kids ever read a book? Or play with trucks? Or play outside?
Seriously, what do they expect me to do with all this stuff? I’ve got 6 portfolios crammed with art work. The kid is 4 years old. If it keeps up like this, I might have to rent a storage facility.
You know what, some of this art has to go. Maybe I’ll just toss a few into the recycle bin. I’m sure they will frame and hang it at the recycling center.
That did not make a dent. I’ve got to get rid of this stuff. I’ll wait until they go to bed and then I’m jamming 80% of it into the recycle bin. I’m sure Picasso’s mom threw out the bulk of his early work too.
I feel guilty. My child has created this work with all her passion, energy and creativity and I’m annoyed that I don’t have enough recycle bins. What kind of parent am I?
The kind of parent that needs more recycle bins.
I’m going to draw something with her in the morning just to prove my commitment to the arts.
Unless we get really busy with breakfast and watching TV and other stuff.
They are having an art show at school. Art! That my child created! Not at my house! This is brilliant.
Oh they want me to take it home.
I’ve decided to start using the artwork as gifts for the grandparents. And as wrapping paper. And as window shades. And as sheets for the guest room. Who’s the genius now?
I can’t wait to have guests sleep on that picture with the one purple line and then a different color line and the 3 stickers at the bottom and a blob of glitter glue in the top right corner. Nothing says comfort like glitter glue.