Tuesday, June 10, 2008

"My Family" Mystery...TAKE a GUESS! :)

My dear sweet, Anna drew this picture in church a couple weeks ago, and I was mortified when I first saw it! Is that mad, angry woman waving a broom...me? Is that a child in the background, sad with tears because he is scared of his screaming, lunatic mother? Or perhaps an equally, mad, frustrated father, teaming up to dish out wrath upon innocent children?? I instantly realized that my role as mother was being portrayed very accurately by a 5 year old child, and I was so ashamed. Unfortunately, I do raise my voice (something that I have really been working on, for the last 10 years!) ...something that has obviously been ingrained into my daughter's mind!

I realized that I needed to find my daughter and ask her exactly what her picture was telling me! I asked her to "tell me about your picture". What do you think she said?? This is your chance to guess, before you scroll down to finish the story. Go ahead take a guess! :)

Did you guess yet what this picture is trying to tell us about her family??

I was surprised and thankful to learn that her drawing illustrated me receiving flowers (yes, that is a smile, with flowers, not screaming with a broom!), and Brian is behind me, jealous that he didn't get any flowers! I was so glad that she wasn't airing dirty laundry to all her friends at church!! :) However, I am still a little disturbed about the bra type shirt...what's up with that??

10 comments:

Amy said...

great one Emily:) I never would have guessed that!

Wren/Karen said...

I like that you both have tripod feet.

Angie Penrose said...

ha,ha! that is to funny. :)

Jameson Family said...

that is great!! Maybe she watched little mermaid that week or one barbie movie too many :)

Crabtree Family said...

gotta love kids views on us, makes you take a closer look at yourself. How nice you got flowers!

Kelli said...

I yell a bit to loud also, but Kyler doesnt hear me from down stairs so everything comes out yelling. Bridgers first way to say Kylers name was a loud yell KYYYYLER. hehe

Judie & George said...

LOL -- Never mind that the flowers are BLACK! Whose funeral is it?

Kimberly Robinson said...

Ha ha! I just love Anna. She makes me smile every time see her and I'm always curious to see what she'll do and say next. We need to have her come play sometime. On Sunday she said, "I want to drive home in your car and come play at your house. If Jack is mean and doesn't share then I'll go home." Hey, she knows what she wants and she goes for it! That determination will come in handy in life!! I love that she's so passionate - I can totally relate! :) Loved seeing the "many faces of Anna." My fave was the 2nd one, even disgruntled she's got a cute mug!

familybrew7 said...

Kids are amazing and really have a way of getting right to the core of things, Good thing it was what it was and not the other way around. They have a way of getting us to do a "self check" every now and then...I have never been a "Yeller" until my niece came to live with us and then all kinds of "ugly" came out, not sure from where, but you know atleast we know where we are week and can keep working on it! I no longer yell, scares the kids and me!

Anderson Family said...

I love the picture! It's crazy how we can be on such different wave-lengths from our kids sometimes. :) How could they be anything but flowers for you? :)