Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When it all began.

When T. was in preschool he had to draw a school bus. 

T. hated art, hated to draw, hated to be told what to do, hated a regiment.  Not much has changed.

In packing up the house, again, I was going through his memory box and I found the picture.

It made me laugh out loud as I remember the conversation I had with the teacher.

Teacher:  Mrs T-Mom, today I asked the students to draw a picture of a school bus.  The object of the exercise is to be able to recognize shapes and draw them.

Me:  Uh-huh (silently thinking please don't tell me he threatened to bring his grandfathers chain saw to school again)

Teacher:  This was T's picture

hands me drawing

Me: Oh.  Did you ask him why he drew the school bus like this?

Teacher:  Yes

Me:  And what was his response?

Teacher:  He said it crashed.


  1. Love it!

    To me, one of the most fascinating things about being a mom, is hearing what comes out of the kids mouths. And their thought process behind it.

  2. Kids can say some pretty crazy stuff. I hope he got a gold star sticker for creativity. :)

  3. I think that picture is precious.

  4. It's funny how they can find a perfectly logical excuse to get out of doing something that they don't want to.

  5. @ Meg ~ ditto

    @ Rabbit ~ I totally agree, pretty good for a 4 year old!

    @ Brooke ~ It did make it to their preschool art show, or maybe it was a comparison, hmmm you have me thinking now.

    @ David ~ trust me, T is 18 and still coming up with some good ones.

    @ Alex ~ it is, that is why I kept it (along with EVERYTHING else he ever did)

    @ M2M ~ it is an art all in itself.

  6. Wait a t minute, you said "In packing up the house again..."

    These are your words from your July 2010 Are we there yet? blog "I will do things differently next time round ~ I will hire movers and packers while I am having a mani-pedi or just have a huge yard sale because I am not moving this shit again!"

  7. Love the fact that he was thinking outside of them box then.

  8. that is awesome! i love it when kids say the best stuff like that!

  9. @ M2M ~ yup when I win the lottery

    @ Heidi ~ HA... that's my boy

    @ SherilinR ~ I have so many documented, glad that I did that because he is now 18.

  10. It crashed!! love it clever imaginative kid :)


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