Have a Happy Weekend!

by Marinka on October 10, 2008

When my son was three, I got a call from the school asking Husbandrinka and me to come in for a meeting about him. I wanted to know what about him. They said that they would explain once we had the meeting. I said that I needed more information, and they finally told me: They were concerned about the way his body was in space.


I wasn’t familiar with terms like that, so I asked if he’d been levitating because I can see how that could be alarming to people who are especially fond of gravity.

Turns out there was some concern that our son had sensory issues.

Ten million specialists later, it turned out that he didn’t have sensory issues, but he was, you know, a three year old boy.

But he always had drawing issues.

All his figures are stick. All his drawings were of the “Hmm, why don’t tell mommy what you see here, pumpkin!” variety.

I was totally ok with it, because, what, Van Gogh had such a happy life?

But recently he started drawing things that I love. (Ok, so I loved the stick figures too, even though they reminded me of bathroom signs).

And I display them with pride.

Super blog shout out to the first person who identifies that creature correctly, by the way.

Have a great weekend!
See you Monday.

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selphie October 10, 2008 at 5:19 pm

it’s obviously the flying dog from The Neverending Story.


heartatpreschool October 10, 2008 at 5:40 pm

It’s a swanrinka!

p.s. Thanks for the tag! You don’t think I’ve been blogging frequently enough, do you?


wfbdoglover October 10, 2008 at 6:08 pm

From my perfectly normal 11 year old boy who also drew stick figures SAID that is a some sort of bird – THAT WAY we have every bird covered.

I like the swanrinka guess, so I am going to second that.

(btw, as I posted another time – always go with your gut – meaning trust and believe in your kid, don’t listen to those that think they know things.)


Anna Lefler October 10, 2008 at 6:59 pm

You guys are SO way off.

Hello?!?! It’s the Loch Ness Monster.
(P.S. Or a bird.)


Mama Ginger Tree October 10, 2008 at 7:11 pm

It’s either a butterfly or Husbandrinka


kia (good enough mama) October 10, 2008 at 7:35 pm

It’s a jaundiced manatee. Duh. Oh, and it has a really abnormally long neck.


anymommy October 10, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Swanrinka. Aha. Love. Flying yellow manatee. That swallowed a giraffe? Happy weekend.


Melissa October 10, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Oh don’t get me started on my “different” kids….I’ve had more conferences than any one person should have to attend. Ugh…

And clearly, that is a seal.


ms. changes pants while driving October 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

selphie stole my answer! i was totally going to say that creepy thing with the huge ears from the neverending story.

ahhh… the neverending story. i’m going to catch the flu so i can stay home on the couch and watch it.

or skip the flu part and call in sick and stay on the couch and watch it.


Kylie w Warszawie October 10, 2008 at 11:07 pm

Well, I cheated. I asked my three year old what it was. He said “A banana with a face”. So there you go.

And issues…my three year old is left handed. Maybe. The teacher isn’t sure. He uses his left hand for everything, but he’s more proficient at writing with his right hand. So I’m supposed to be figuring out which hand he ACTUALLY prefers. Because, and she actually said this, “We can’t force him to use his right hand. It will cause damage.” Like I ever even considered making him choose a hand.


The Mad Hatress October 11, 2008 at 7:52 am

Oh poop! I was so going to guess a banana with a face!! I mean what kid would’nt personify a banana and draw a bright blue sky looking environment for it to ‘fly’ in! Ok, maybe I…was’nt going to guess that. I thought it was a butterfly as well. 🙁
I honestly don’t know if this is a fair contest. I think your son was trying to trick me. o.O
I think we should play again.


Frogs in my formula October 11, 2008 at 8:26 am

Is it a Brontosaurus? We haven’t graduated to drawing things yet so I have no one under 3 to ask!


Sophie, Inzaburbs October 11, 2008 at 3:07 pm

It’s you! Lounging on your sofa in your negligee the morning after a hard-drinking night.
I only say that because it looks like how I feel on a Saturday morning.

If not, I vote for a seal.


OHmommy October 11, 2008 at 7:21 pm

Of course he was a normal three year old boy, in the end. That pictures is great.

And what a stinking cute blog. “Hi!”


Tracey October 11, 2008 at 7:38 pm

I was gonna say Swan, but I’ll make an original vote with catfish.


Heinous October 11, 2008 at 7:58 pm

I was going for the ostrich/walrus offspring in flight. Ostrus? Walrich?


Pearly Blythe October 12, 2008 at 1:45 pm

It looks like a bumblebee who narrowly missed being caught in the rain. Nicely done!


Maura October 12, 2008 at 8:58 pm

I think it is clearly an otter. I like his style!


bernthis October 12, 2008 at 9:18 pm

everyone is wrong. It’s a duck! okay, maybe I’m wrong. I’ll ask my five year old in the morning. LOL


Marinka October 13, 2008 at 5:18 am

You guys are cracking me up! But Melissa wins, and I love her cool confidence “clearly, that is a seal”. And the rest of you? Funny, but know so little about art. Sad, really. Funny and sad.

second place to Sophie, Inzaburbs!



ShallowGal October 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm

I’m 100% certain it’s a seal.

xoxo, SG


Me October 13, 2008 at 8:27 pm

I believe that to be a Water Horse.


Me October 13, 2008 at 8:28 pm

I totally thought it was a Water Horse… but I can see where he is going with the seal concept.


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