Thursday, July 19, 2007
I've been meaning to put this picture up. I found this on Shaelyn's wall one night when I was getting ready to read to her. It's funny because the night before, Dave and I were in bed and she came to us and asked if it was okay to draw on walls.
Mom - "no"
Shaelyn - "why not?"
Mom - " because walls have to be painted over then."
So she went back to her room. So the next night, she had pillows all placed up against her walls. I decided to move them and put them back in the living room. Well, this is the picture I found. So she comes in her room to read books. I just ignored it first to see what would happen. She kind of lays against the wall while I read. Eventually, I tell her to just come and lay by mommy. A little hesitantly, she heads over. I continue reading and casually glance at the wall. With a surprised look, I ask her about those pictures and when she drew them. According to her, it was after she asked if it was okay to draw on walls. So then I ask her about these pictures.
"Why does mom have two faces on her?"
"Because Chelsea was hiding behind you."
"Why does Dad have earrings?"
"because some boys have earrings?"
I don't have much hair but at least she portrayed me as very thin.
Dave wondered what possessed her to draw on her walls. I explained that I remember doing that after I would sharpen a pencil. I would write, "Terri, Tim" because those were the only words I knew how to spell yet in Kindergarten. He just shook his head and said that it was amazing she could be so much like her mother, even without a blood connection!