Every school day my son requests his doodle...the one I draw on his snack bag. At times elaborate, whimsical, topical, but mostly just whatever he is into at the moment. I am NOT an artist, but indulge this request each day for fun. This is a daily musing about his requests.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Ahoy Me Hearties
In other words, good day my friends. Yep, we're feeling pretty piraty today...and hey, it's Friday. Swashbuckling fun is totally allowed - I highly recommend it is adopted by all. Conversation this morning went something like this: "Can you draw a skull & crossbones?" Sure, I say. "But you know Oscar, that means poison if left on its own. I'm thinking labeling your snack this way is not a great idea." "Then don't give me blueberry muffins." What? (Oscar really doesn't like these, yet I refuse to ignore them in the cabinet...apparently they are poisonous) "Uh, how about I draw a pirate ship?" I'm sure you can envision the delighted look on his face. I mean pirates - who wouldn't be happy with this? I get busy...and voila. One pirate ship. "Is it a ghost pirate ship? If it is it needs holes in it. And some ghosts." I think we need to settle for garden variety pirates today, I tell him. We're running a bit behind schedule. He's cool with this, as long as I promise to make good on it another day, and if I speak only in pirate lingo until we get to school. Blimey, I say.Happy weekend xoxo