Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Is 4 too young to have the Talk ?



My daughter J brought this project home from preschool the other day. I gushed about how wonderful it was and what a great job she'd done. Then my eyes went to that thing. That "thing" next to the snowman's right arm.

"What is that?" I asked J

"It's his arm." J said matter of factly.

"But isn't this his arm here?" I said pointing to the wooden stick protruding from his body in the place one might expect an arm to be.

"Yes" she said and busied herself with something completely different seemingly to avoid any further questioning from me.

Now, is it just me...or are you seeing what I'm seeing ?

I mean he is after all a snowman, and my J well she's a smart cookie...everyday her drawings seem to get more and more accurate.

Sure "it" is not in it's usual place...but I gotta wonder

Did my sweet little princess give that snowman genitalia ?

20 comments:

Biddy said...

ummmmmmmm

yeah i'm pretty sure i'd have to ask her what that is! if nothing else the conversation will be great blog material!

Lollie said...

no, no noooooooooo...it's the snowbaby's binky.

Worker Mommy said...

Oh Lollie, dear sweet prego Lollie. Always the voice of reason. ;)

Thanks.

Whiskeymarie said...

Well technically, we could call it a "third arm"...

Not the right answer?

Virtualsprite said...

Wow. I gotta say, I am at a loss. I think, though, that I'm going to agree with lollie. Yeah... binky.

Cherann said...

Maybe it's the beginning of a J for her name and she ran out of cotton.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

This SO reminds me of the email I got where the kindegarten child drew a pair of scissors. These scissors looked EXACTLY like a male member and "two boys". Funny stuff!


PS: Your comment on my post sums up why I love you so stinking MUCH!
A well placed "F bomb" is so glorious....at times! :)

Sugar Kane said...

I know there's a snowballs joke in this somewhere.

Slackermommy said...

I love it! I can always make out genitals in my kids artwork. Maybe we should get our heads out of the gutter!

Worker Mommy said...

Damn, Sug - I can't believe I didn't go for the snowball joke. I'm slippin' aren't I.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Hmmm. I'd be too afraid to ask

Sauntering Soul said...

I do some painting. I recently painted a blues singer with a microphone. The microphone looked suspiciously like something else so I threw the piece away. Unfortunately, it was on an old door and I had painted a bunch of other stuff. But every single time I looked at it that's the only thing I could see. I'm 39 years old and I didn't paint a phallic microphone on purpose. I doubt your 4 year old was attempting to do anything like that either. Sometimes artistic endeavors just come out looking a little odd. Does this make you feel better? If not, go with Lollie's suggestion.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

it's his third "arm"! gotta love it, that's hilarious!

Jerseygirl89 said...

At least she didn't tell her teacher what it was. Not that my daughter did anything like that, of course.

Lene said...

haha they are too funny! I think you are right on. You are gonna have to watch her. ;)

chaoscontrol said...

Love it! Thanks for the laugh!!

you da mom! said...

yeah. it's time. lol!

Doozie said...

I have to say I think it was inconsequential and random


noooooooooooo


dont have the talk...too soon!!!!!

Butrfly Garden said...

Alyssa brought home a picture that looked like a stick man riding a giant pen!s. "Wow. That's pretty cool. What is of?" "Me on the bus." Ooookay. We'll save THAT one for when you're older (and will think it's hilarious as well!).

Candace said...

wow! I thought a snowman penis would just melt right off but I see it, it's there allright!