A Picasso? Maybe a Hemingway?

My little Em is going to be a great artist someday. I am convinced she will be an amazing painter or writer. And I try to encourage it whenever I can…however I must draw the line at composing the next great American novel or impressionist painting on my SHEETS. On my BED!

I tried to make her take a little nap last week while Lauren was here – so I put her in my bed for her rest. She asked if she could draw in her little notebook, and I, of course, told her that would be a great, restful thing to do.

Ha.

I am about to get into bed and our bed is littered with post-it notes. I mean, the entire pad was scattered around, on top of the sheets. I made a joke to J. about how instead of a bed covered in rose petals, I get a yellow, sticky paper covered one.

But as I started to pick up the paper, I uncovered the sheets. And this is what I saw…

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Sorry for the poor quality of pics – it was very dark and I couldn’t get the sheets spread out really great – but if you look, you will see on my white sheets, written in blue ballpoint pen, “Emma, Momma, Daddy” and a few other unintelligible words.

I’ll admit it was kind of funny after the initial shock wore off and my anger passed. When I asked her why she did it, she said “I put the paper over it to cover it up!”

Of course.

Never did get an answer on why she wrote on the sheets. She has had privileges taken away. And she was just about to get her dog game back – when I went upstairs this morning and she had drawn all over her toybox! At least this time it was in pencil.

So the doggy game is going to be mine until Friday. We’ll see if she can control her artistic impulses until then.

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11 Responses to “A Picasso? Maybe a Hemingway?”


  1. 1 Papa May 22, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Or, maybe a little like her mama who recorded her first efforts on her BEDROOM WALL.
    Let’s see, what’s the old saying, “what goes around…….” ?

    Love,
    Dad

  2. 2 carrievoris May 22, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    She just learned from the best – obviously! 🙂

  3. 3 MyMoMtra May 22, 2007 at 10:21 pm

    magic eraser…great product. AND Totally toddler, another fantastic product.

    Hey, I Meme’d..

    http://mymomtra.blogspot.com/2007/05/chinese-freeze-tag-meme.html

  4. 4 Becky May 22, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    This is priceless. My Katelyn is real good at leaving her beautiful art work in various places. Unfortunately, she marks all of her work with a giant K. Afterall, she doesn’t want anyone to claim her art as their own. Even if it does mean she can’t escape the wrath of her momma. (smile) I have since purchased some journals for the kids to write in. They think they are fantastic and use them all the time. Perhaps it’s time to go that route for Em, if you haven’t already. Just remember, these memories are priceless…and will last forever! Enjoy the rest of the week. -B

  5. 5 msscatter May 23, 2007 at 4:42 am

    What about those markers that only write on certain paper? My sister had to do that because one of her kids (Braxton?) would write on everything!

  6. 6 Colleen May 23, 2007 at 9:25 am

    I’m so afraid of this. My niece and nephew are famous in our family for decorating their house. I still strap Zoe in her high chair whenever she does “art”.

  7. 7 Christina May 23, 2007 at 9:50 am

    LOL!

    Sorry, but I had to laugh. It’s probably going to come back to bite me when Nadia does the very same thing to me.

  8. 8 Matthew May 24, 2007 at 6:15 am

    Several weeks ago, we went for a drive. Ash and I were talking and not paying too much attention to the kids in the back seat. Emma was REALLY quiet.

    When we stopped, I found that she had decorated her brand new white sandals and the upholstery of the car door with a green restaurant crayon she found in the seat.

    So…did the ink come out of the sheets?


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