Friday, July 22, 2011

Angst. So Much Angst.

I've shared some of my 5-year-old daughter's art pieces and installations before.

So far, I've convinced myself that this is what all 5-year-olds do. (I also assume all 5-year-olds call their moms "Sir" as she has begun doing of late. As in, "How much longer before we get to school, Sir?")

This, following a conversation we had in the car a few weeks ago. After more than a month of not drinking alcohol, I had one beer with dinner -- a 50th anniversary celebration for my in-laws. In the car on the way home, my child said to me, "I thought you weren't drinking beer." I responded, "I just had one...it was a celebration. Is that okay?

And she replied (while looking out the car window, with no small amount of disdain): "Well, I guess if you're okay with it."

But I digress. We recently purchased an iPad, which means that I rock at Fruit Ninja my daughter now has the ability to create and send many more art pieces, which she does...a lot. Every morning when I get to work, I find at least five new creations waiting for me in my in box. Including this one, that I will consider a little testament to the fine job of parenting I am doing:

12 comments:

Abby (Abigail if I'm in trouble) said...

OMG! lololol I especially love the killer squid attacking the sad smiley.

YinMetYang said...

I hope you still have a deadbolt on your bedroom door...

Brutalism said...

Abby - I know. It says so much, doesn't it? Even the "happy" smileys look drugged out, with their half-smirks and their heart-shaped glasses...

YMY - It will remain there until she leaves for college. Or the state penitentiary.

kath said...

I am now always going to call you Sir, Sir. Child genius. Nice use of pattern.

Brutalism said...

Kath - I think she must be rebelling against the 24-hour entertainment with which we provide her. Or perhaps the TWO PUDDINGS, CUPCAKE, BOWL OF TRIX and FRUIT SNACKS that comprised what she ate last night after Canetto let her "make her own dinner" caused her to hallucinate.

Ed said...

He use of colors, and the juxtaposition of smileys with skull & crossbones bombs is breath-taking.

Trucking Tumbleweed said...

Aww, these are the memories you will share with her on visiting day in the state pen.

Brutalism said...

Ed - She is obviously influenced by some of the masters. And by that, I mean, "Aaaaahhhhhhhhh!"

Trucking T - Nice thinking. I can make a little scrapbook and do a "this is your life" kind of thing that shows how everything in her past led up to her incarceration.

beth barnes said...

I'm sorry, I'm sure this was a fine story, but you lost credibility with me after the 30 day sobriety stint & I couldn't go on. I hope you will be making up for lost time on the 30th.

Sarah Lindahl said...

You know what, Sir? Your daughter cracks me consistently up. She's five and already a master zinger. I appreciate her skillZ.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Hahahahaha, dude, the "Sir" thing made me snort so hard I think I inhaled something I shouldn't have. Also she better never catch you smoking behind the garage! :)

Are the bombs a warning?

Brutalism said...

Beth - Once I realized that my no drinking policy resulted in no weight loss and no discernable difference in how I feel, I gave it up. No worries.

Sarah - Mad skillz, no? Children are a riot. I wish I had the energy for several more.

No, I don't.

Veggie - No kidding. I'm scared of the gestapo that I'm raising...I shant step out of line again. Perhaps if I behave myself I'll be promoted to a ma'am?