Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Real Person

Magoo wasn't much of a drawing, crafting kind of kid until recently.

Yes, his lack of 'penchant for the pencil' niggled a little at my teacher self.
However, always one to subscribe to a good stereotype when it suits me, I consoled myself with the 'he's a boy' scapegoat.

In the last few months he has taken to the whole caper though - drawing, painting, cutting, colouring, writing, gluing, crafting, creating his heart out.

Yesterday morning he was at his table having himself a little drawing, cutting, gluing fun and narrating to me as he went.
Then he asked me to come over and help with some rubbing please.
He was using a pencil with an eraser on the end and wanted me to rub out a part of his picture - a picture of a person.

Magoo told me proudly that the person was Daddy and that I needed to rub out just a bit of the "big willy please".

Sure enough, there on the paper was an new addition to the basic head, body, arms, legs and face scenario.
A new addition that Magoo had decided he'd been over generously with!!

In fairness, the 'big willy' did come very close to Daddy's feet - and would surely have impeded walking.
So, I did as I was asked and rubbed out "just a little bit of it, Mum".

When I enquired why there was a willy in the picture today, Magoo simply replied "'cause it's a real person".
Daddy - post reduction.
Thank goodness I've already received my beautiful Mother's Day portrait from him though.

We might just work on drawing some items of clothing before kindy next year.

Shar :-)


Kate Sins said...

I can't stop laughing, what a gem! I'm so glad you have this blog to file away these little snippets. What a cracker of a kid! x

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

I have a big smile on my face Shar, what a delight Magoo is! This is definitely one to keep!

sascedar said...

that is gold. i have been fending off the 'why don't you have a doodle, mum?' question from my 3yo. so much fun! my eldest never picked up a pencil until he was fourish- hated all that craft stuff at kindy. worked out fine, though, he is a great writer now!

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

This just totally made me spit up my hot chockie! Magoo you are gold dear boy! Was Daddy offended by the use of the eraser or did he like the idea of the willy tripping him up bahahaha x

javajane2011 said...

Bless... how cute is that!! I couldn't stop smirking so I bet you were too! Oh how he looks to have grown.. its amazing how much they can change from not liking something to loving it the next week!
Too cute xxx

Mama of 2 boys said...

That is hilarious Shar! Magoo is such a wonderful character... and so accurate with his artistic impressions it seems. What a beautiful memory to keep. Little cutie pie xo

Elisa {with grace and eve} said...

Hahaha! I am actually laughing out loud! x

Mumabulous said...

I want to know what your husband said when he saw this very flattering representation of himself.
Thanks for the very funny post.

Enid Bite'Em said...

Hahahahaha ... how cute. My 'Fred' also took a long time to discover the drawing table (and he was astonished the other day when I actually recognised one of his pictures without having to ask him to 'tell me about it?' ... I thought I was doing it to help his art self-esteem, but it turns out all this time he knew I needed help to understand his pictures ... and was happy to talk about them with me ... he just thought Mummy was a bit SLOW).

Lisa said...

Oh this really made me smile a lot! How absolutely adorable! Boys are just so literal! I love it!!!!


iSophie said...

I have an almost 4 year old that has only recently showed an interest in drawing. He had a go at it months ago but if it wasn't perfect he got very cross so he stopped wanting to do it.

What a classic picture, love it!

Gina said...

That is so funny!

Jane said...

Loved this the first time I read it, Shar - Magoo is such a funster! Watching him discover drawing must be such a delight for you. J x

Jane said...

PS Thanks so much for joining in with the POTMC. J x

Liene said...

What would we laugh about if we didn't have kids? Thanks for the laugh, visiting via PotMC. Bisous, Femme au Foyer