Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Just when I think I have it all figured out, David turns my world upside down. Or sideways, as the case may be.

He came home yesterday with this picture. I am always amazed when I recognize something that he has drawn because, as I have well documented, he does not like to color.

But this picture was clear. You see it, right? The open mouth filled with sharp teeth, scaly body, legs, a tail and even an eyeball. David's vocabulary is still pretty limited and I was not sure if he would call it an alligator or a crocodile. (Plus because he chose a side angle, it was difficult to see if the snout had more of a U-shape or a V-shape as I am certain David must know the distinction.)

I wanted David to show me his picture, so I held it up, praised him and initiated a conversation, "David, tell me about this great picture."

"A ROCKET SHIP!" he said with enthusiasm.

"It's a rocket ship?" I asked incredulously. "I thought it was an alligator."

"A rocket ship!" he confirmed.

Huh. Once again, David has turned things sideways and as always, this rocket ship may be in for a bumpy ride.


  1. Of course a rocket ship. Just like an elevator, it goes up.

  2. Maybe he saw a picture of the Space Shuttle landing...?

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  4. What a wonderful picture. But I can still only see teeth coming out of the rocket ship . . .

  5. I'm with Katie....but I love it that he was definite about his drawing. (I was going for the ali-dile myself!) David is blossoming and I love it!

  6. He might have been watching some old 007 movies with the rocket ship that ate other ships, Moonraker I believe...