Friday, September 16, 2011

An Invitation

We interrupt this regularly scheduled recap of our summer break to bring you this important announcement.

David came home from school yesterday with this beautifully hand crafted invitation to last night's Open House. As you can see, there are four images and, coincidentally, there are four people in our family. Because David will rarely draw anything for me, it has taken me a long time to believe that he actually does write, color and cut at school and that the teacher is not routinely either sending home some other child's work or alternately, sitting at her desk, tongue sticking out of the corner of her mouth, practicing her best Kindergarten handwriting imitation just so that she will have papers to send home with David. Really, she has better things to do.

So, with my new-found confidence that David did, in fact, draw this picture, I asked him about it after school. According to David (who, as the artist, should know) pictured from left to right are Ginnie (David's name for himself), Andrew, Daddy and MomMom. 

Wait, what? David, of course is the smallest in red and older brother, Andrew, is slightly larger and pictured next to David. The fairly petite, albeit extremely large-headed purple person is Michael and the green giant on the right, who is having an extremely bad hair day and appears to be squinting, ME!

Okay, so tell me the images are sized based on order of importance to David. Right?


  1. I'm glad you are back to writing.

  2. This is too made me laugh out loud!

  3. Not only are the sizes in order of importance, but also the most important one is closer to the artist's "camera" .... and you aren't having a bad hair day, it is probably a tiara. Keep posting, you brighten my day!

  4. You are absolutely right- according to a book I read for a course I took. And it made me feel so much better because in every one of Corbin's family portraits I have always been a giant! LOL