Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Catch a Clue

This year my kids school was all about figuring out which "mediums" the kids were "smart" in. I am not too entirely sure why. It's not like they divided up the different types of "smarts" into various classes or changed the way they were teaching. Or really used the information at all, except for an art project ...
I was kind of surprised to discover both my kids learn the best through not only music but art. I would have assumed that for the boy. But the girl? Really? Hmmm. Alright, if you say so psycho babble test.
The piece of "art" Ms. R brought home with this assignment was cute. She'd put a lot of time and effort into it. I could tell - there were hardly any erased lines to been seen. Look the piece over and see if you can tell what her father found

a lot upsetting.
When he first saw it he asked me about the lack of well ... him in the picture and I shrugged. Honestly, it didn't really surprise me. He's kind of a phantom figure in our lives. He lives with us ... but isn't ever really there. My lack of concern over his appearance in the family portrait made him a little madder, it would seem.

Cause next he went to the girl and asked,
"Why aren't I in this picture?"
She hummed and hawwed for waaaay too long and then with a question in her voice replied,
"I forgot? Oh! No! I know. I ran out of time."
Like, oh yeah! That's what happened. I didn't forget I have a dad. All of the sudden, right at the end ... some how I ran out of time. But still had time to put a butterfly and stars in the square with my "dream". Ooookay, baby.

He asked her a couple more times over the next week.

He never got a satisfactory answer.

Poor guy.

5 comments:

Dawn said...

My question is ...whjy are you wearing a turtle neck that is wavy on one side??? or did she just start drawing your boobs and couldn't stop??? =) Just curious

mom said...

You generally reap what you sow

Sally and Brian said...

How fun! I'm so glad we don't have to do that in my school though. Having to give each child books based on their reading level is challenging enough! Poor guy, I agree. But kind of funny.

Kari Jones Terwelp said...

If I were Rhiannon, I totally would have said something cheeky to Jerry, like, "I'm sorry, I don't believe we've been formally introduced."

But that's because I'm a bad person. Tee hee.

Becka. said...

ROFL. That is AWESOME! I'm with your mom. And Dawn, for that matter. :) Your writing cracks me right up. Love it.