Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ella's Artistic Endeavors

The girls' school is a sweatshop of arts and crafts production. Not a day goes by that we don't pick up the children and are bogged down by the tons of construction paper, staples, glitter, glue, marker and whatnots. Frankly, I'm fine with it because it is one less mess I have to deal with at home. Typically, the artwork is quite cute. The teachers have started to attach direct quotes from the children when they create their masterpieces and attach them to the art when completed. As one would expect, any direct quote from a four-year-old can be funny.

Last week was no different in terms of the volume of artwork sent home. One of the advantages of having so much of this is that I can be quite choosy when it comes to picking out pieces to save. This, for example, is clearly not one of Ella's best efforts. Methinks she was hurrying with this project so that she could go over to "dramatic play" and engage in some dress-up. The quote on this one is, "I made a school bus. It don't need windows because I like school buses."

















On Friday, I walked into Ella's class to pick her up. She asked me to wait because she wanted to finish drawing her mermaid pictures. I agreed and gathered her bedding and lunchbox and came back to her finishing up some small details on the picture. I noticed that something looked REALLY odd about the picture so I asked her what was up with the mermaids. She said, "This is a mermaid. She has hair and hands and mermaid breasts." For added emphasis, Ella pretended to twirl her nipples. Note: I do NOT know where my daughter came up with that move unless Ariel does it in the movie.

Mermaid Breasts.

The teachers started laughing and ran to tell some of the other teachers what Ella had done. Then she promptly wrote Ella's quote and taped it to the picture.

Then Ella asked if she could have breasts to help her swim in the ocean like a mermaid. Mind you, we're still at daycare. I told her that if she is anything like me, she will remain an A Cup through college and will go through a growth spurt in her 30's.

I think it is safe to say that this little gem is a keeper. Can't wait to see what comes home this week.

9 comments:

Candace said...

I knew *immediately* when I saw the picture that she drew breasts! Sophie did the same thing at Ella's age!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

They could be like little floaties, just on her chest, not her arms.

kimmyk said...

LOL, I wonder where she got that twirling the nipples thing from?? Funny what kids come up with. I miss those days!

Andie D. said...

My son's preschool does quotes now and then and it's the BEST!

Although maybe not as good as mermaid breasts. At least Ella used the proper word. For some reason I taught my kids proper words for every body part except breasts. Breasts are BOOBIES! in our house.

Pendullum said...

You know my Godson would draw his dad with this large penis in school...
My girlfriend would be horrified and would ask him why is daddy is always naked in his drawings...(Not pointing out the penis...)and the kid would say'Yeah, I don't know how to draw pants!

wordgirl said...

Does Ella think that breasts act as flotation devices? If so, I would have drowned years ago.

BlogWhore said...

i love that she wrote the comment on the picture.

BlogWhore said...

i love that she wrote the comment on the picture.

L. said...

I'll bet Ariel does twirl her nipples in the movie, the little trollop.