24 thoughts on “Makes Me Happy

  1. I can remember a drawing my daughter did when she was slightly younger than Sean – it was a stick girl, wearing a triangle dress – and showing right thru the dress she had a pair of panties drawn on. So cute – I have saved it, and it never fails to put a smile on my face.

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  2. My mom-in-law, a kindergarten teacher, saw this picture from across the room (while I was reading to her about the tally marks and forks! I LOVE THOSE POSTS, I must tell you) and said, “Looks like a bear. Is that a bear?” True story. I like the stars on his knees.

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  3. I love it! I wish I would have copied my kids drawings and used them for Christmas cards, birthday cards etc. I just love kids art!!!

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    I have save almost all of his artwork. We are going to have to get a warehouse.

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  4. Of course it’s a bear! Look at those sharp claws. (I have students who draw me without arms and legs–prompting me to wonder why I even bother to put on makeup or brush my hair when I teach my first graders. Your little guy is very detailed in his drawing!)

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  5. I LOVE Sean’s picture. One of the most important things I learned from my early childhood development class in college was “Don’t ask a child what something is. . .ask them to TELL YOU A STORY about what something is. . .” BUT since you are not a child I HAVE TO KNOW. Are those stars on the bear’s pants or patches on his knees. . .better yet. . .is the bear even WEARING pants?

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  6. One of the funniest kiddo drawings I’ve seen was last year in Sean’s pre-K class. One of the kids had drawn a picture for the teacher, Miss Vicky, and across the top the artist wrote her name: Miss Vice. Cracked me up.

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  7. One of the youngest kids drew in my oldest daughter’s diary! She was so mad! She marched to me to show me the picture, and it was a stick person with a couple of hairs sticking up at the top of the head. It looks so funny that I burst out laughing for weeks afterward thinking about it. My oldest daughter finally decided that she didn’t mind the defacement either and we still laugh about it 10 years later!

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  8. Love it. My favorite pic brought home from school was a kindergarten drawing labeled “My Family” . I was drawn wearing a short, see-thru skirt, high heels (feet turned outward of course), and 2 high ponytails! I have no idea where he came up with my outfit!!! I truly have never dressed in such a manner. So of course, it’s framed and hanging in my hallway!

    And now he’s 15 and I wish he would bring home sweet drawings from school….

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