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Friday, May 15, 2009

Isn't it ironic?

Yesterday started like any other day. I wrangled the kids into the car in spite of their moderately successful efforts to kill each other, delivered them to the school, and wandered my way down to help in the classroom.... Except yesterday after circle-time the teacher caught my attention and stage-whispered that she needed to talk to me.


I could tell this wasn't going to be a regular conversation going over my instructions for the morning. The vibe was all wrong. This was gearing up to be one of those talks. As in, let's talk about what your child has done. Given that my kids tend to be uptight, rule-followers who completely take after their parents' Type A personalities fairly well-behaved I was more curious than concerned.

The teacher didn't actually say anything at first. She simply handed me this:


I glanced furtively at the teacher out of the corner of my eye and she was clearly waiting for a response, so I shifted my eyes back to the picture. There was a brief pause and then BINGO! My eyes surely bulged a little as I snapped my head up to meet the teacher's blank gaze.

I was processing as quickly as I could but it wasn't fast enough. I stood there, mouth agape, staring at her mutely as my thoughts ran in circles....

Does that woman not have a shirt on... Clearly she doesn't... She's topless... And what is on her chest... Those can not be breasts... Does my daughter have a learning disability... Some sort of defect that prevents her from recognizing the correct proportion of objects.. She must because there's no way she has ever seen breasts like those... Those melons are as big as the poor woman's head... And where would she get such an idea... Not from looking at me, that's for sure... And why are they lopsided...

At this point the teacher, who had been expressionless just a moment ago, burst out laughing and said, "That's what I thought, too! It's not what it looks like but I wanted to see your face..."

Turns out those aren't breasts; they're puffy sleeves. And those suspicious purple nipples dots? That's decoration around the sleeve. You know, where your arm sticks out.

I got this little treat the same day I did the "For the love of art" post.


How ironic is that?!

Anyone want to guess which of my children drew this?!

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74 comments:

Yaya said...

Hahahaha! My mouth flew open when I saw that!

Yvonne said...

LOL This was hysterical. Makes me what to dig out the work page from one of my boys while in kindergarten.
I'm thinking that there had to be some explanation for why he wrote "yes sex" on a math page. And the teacher also showed it to me. I was hoping he meant SIX. as in 6 right on the page. Don't they just crack you up?

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, that is awesome! That's one to pull out and show her when she's (a good bit) older!

beth said...

oh. my. god! so so funny! thank you for sharing that!

Megryansmom said...

Well I knew they weren't boobs! Sheesh get out the gutter LOL. But you must link that to We Heart Art. If creativity is a factor that picture is a winner.

Lindy said...

See - this is why i don't do art projects.

And rather than wonder how my daughter would've seen that, my first would've been that this would be a great post on my blog.

This was hysterical!

Suzy said...

That is really funny. I thought they WERE boobs because they were lopsided.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I thought they were boobs too! Kind of like mine, but mine aren't that large. They are lopsided thanks to breast feeding, but ya' know. . . whatever.

Oh. That's great though.

Tsquared417 said...

That is just too funny....that your daughter drew it and that the teacher just wanted to see your face!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I totally thought they were breasts. *blush* I guess that shows where all of our minds are! LOL

ck said...

Man, for a minute there I was totally jealous of your daughter's drawings...

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

that is priceless you so need to frame it and hang it on the wall!

Mary K Brennan said...

I think I need a refresher course on who is who, but I'm going to guess the child who just lost the coconut since she has a great imagination.
What a creative kid! How funny!

lizspin said...

I don't care what that teacher says. . . I still think they're breasts!

for a different kind of girl said...

Why, that is the prettiest breast-sleeve shirt with purple adornments I've ever seen! Hilarious! I LOVE that this came on the heels of the art post! For that alone, I would frame this!

Also...is that a giant cat fancy shirt lady is walking?

;)

Shawn said...

Awesome! I think she has a coordinating bow in her hair also. Am I right?

Heh..I've been following you long enough now that I'm not even 'showing' up on that first page of groupies now! Woot!

Sapphire said...

That was hilarious! I thought they were breasts too!!
Sooo funny.

WhisperingWriter said...

Hilarious!

I totally thought they were breasts.

I love the giant cat too.

Kristina P. said...

Do you ever read the Fail blog? Someone submitted a picture her daughter drew that had her mom dancing around a pole, and men throwing money at her. Turns out, her mom works at Home Depot, and the pole was a shovel. Hahaha!

Riddle Girl said...

Fantastic! I totally thought sleeves before boobs. But both thoughts entered my mind.

No mention though to the fact that the cat is nearly the same size as the girls?! :)

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

My mind totally went to boobs too! That is too funny!

What an artist!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

LMAO! Too funny...OMGoodness...That was great!

the ungourmet said...

When I first saw the drawing I did think those puffy sleeves looked a lot like bosoms! How funny!

I used to draw people without arms. I have a picture around here someplace that a made in Sunday School of Jesus. He had green eyes and sandals but no arms. What does this mean???

msprimadonna67 said...

I think even funnier than the picture itself is the way the teacher handled it. I think she just wanted to reassure herself that SHE wasn't the only one who saw boobs when she looked at it!

Momma Snail said...

I can't stop laughing. Oh my....the funniest thing I have seen in a while! Thanks for cheering up my day!

The Blonde Duck said...

It took me a second to get it too! :)

Laoch of Chicago said...

: ) - It is a good picture of the dog!

K said...

Too funny!

What a lovely shirt.

Jen said...

I totally thought that she drew breasts totally thought that. And I am laughing to myself b/c I am at work other wise I would so be on the floor rolling around laughing. This is so going to happen to me some day.

zelzee said...

I would have immediately thought she looks at you like a Victoria's Secret Angel!

(A little too much silicone in one........but still...)

faemom said...

Boy, you're mind is in the gutter. Usually it's me, giggling over stupid innuendos, that only my immature brain hears. But you? With your own daughter's artwork? For shame. :-b

countryfriedmama said...

That's one for the scrapbook!

Undercover-Princess said...

I haven't a clue...but I have Type A children as well (at least at school).

However it is CLEAR that the stick figure has mastitis. That's why the nipples are purple. They are sore!!

ScoMan said...

It's good to see the teacher didn't pass up a great opportunity to shock you a little bit.

Juls said...

LOL! I must have an awful one track mind--(but I know I don't!) because I automatically thought, "that drawing is anatomically correct!" hee hee. I love it! Puffy sleeves are so in fashion today!

Sturgmom said...

I SO needed that this evening. I had tears in my eyes form laughing so hard. I don't even have something quasi-witty to say. Just pure laughter.

Femin Susan said...

I don't care what that teacher says.

Pam said...

I must be a total art genius, because right away I knew those were puffy sleeves. I felt myself getting all mad at the teacher for making a big stink about nothing. And if they were boobs, well, good for her for having an eye for the human form. Art genius here, remember?

♥ Braja said...

Purrrrfect :)

Mama Nut said...

LOL! I totally thought the same as you! Kids are so funny. Love your blog, I've been peeking in for a few weeks now. You're just too funny not to follow:)

Helene said...

How sad is it that the "boobs" are the first thing I noticed??!!

I have to give your daughter an "A" though for creativeness, seriously. I automatically thought they were boobs...I never would have guessed they were sleeve decorations (or maybe she realized she was seriously busted and came up with that as a quick excuse...oh no, wait, that's something MY daughter would do).

Meg said...

The nipples are purple, so this leads me to believe that your daughter was kind enough to draw pasties on the topless girl. Really, what's the problem?

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* your kids crack me up. That's priceless. \

PS: love the way you handled the award. ;)

Zip n Tizzy said...

You guy's just think those are puffy sleeves.
This is just your sweet little daughters way of preparing you for "Girls Gone Wild."
Puffy sleeves, coconut baby dolls... it all adds up.
I'm kidding. Kidding. They're so clearly puffy sleeves ;)

SAHM-I-AM said...

Weird. I saw puffy sleeves first and had to look hard for whatever the teacher could be concerned about. Then, like you, I saw the breasts and was stunned at the ginormity (not a real word but hey you get the drift) of their size. Is this a test? Like a Rorschach. What does this say about me, I wonder?

LadyFi said...

That's hilarious. At first, I thought boobies.. but then noticed that the second girl had sleeves so guessed that the one on the left was also wearing them....

Very artistic!

Hit 40 said...

Gosh...

My mind went right to puffy sleeves. I figured you were stuck in the 80's like me. I have tossed all puffy sleeve clothes.

But, my hair is still all 80's and I love it. Since I teach, the kiddos would definitely tell me if it looked bad. They are brutally honest about everything I wear or do.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Soooo very funny!! Kids just rock!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Absolutely... PRICELESS! I love it! You are totally keeping that, right!?

Ginger said...

It is absolutely imperative that you keep that drawing for your kid's wedding day. I'm thinking the toast would be an appropriate time to whip that out..

:D Funny!

Vicki said...

I thought they were muscles!!!haha

Susie said...

Too funny!! I thought that they were boobs too!!

passionsandsoapboxes.com said...

HA! I knew it was sleeves all along.

Kristen said...

haha! I knew you were going to say something about it and so I saw the puffy sleeves in the picture! hehe.

I have another award for you over @ my blog :)

MadMad said...

I was getting all ready to fight the fight for you, in case anyone got in trouble - OF COURSE they're sleeves! Cute picture!

Ink said...

Now THAT is wonderfully funny. KB, are you secretly a nudie grrl? (wink)

Missy said...

That is just too cute and funny for words! David Letterman needs this picture!

peewee said...

I am like, crying laughing. for real. THAT made my whole day! And for an awesome day in NY that is saying A LOT!!!!!

thedomesticfringe said...

ROFL

Thay was just hysterical!

-FringeGirl

The Daily Dean Chronicals said...

Awesome! Glad to see that your child's perception of boobies are big with blue nipples! hahhaha
How can a teacher EVEN care about that! Thanks for the laugh!

bernthis said...

i was once at a school and they had paper people hanging on the wall. There were two pink ballons hanging from every doll's chest which I thought were breasts and then was informed actually repped the lungs OOPS

Gibby said...

I read this on Friday but wasn't able to comment until today, but I chuckled about it all weekend. This is the best. Definitely a keeper!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Honest to goodness, I had my mouth closed and when I scrolled down to that picture, snot shot out of my nose. Then I cackled (literally cackled) through the entire rest of this post. Out Loud cackled. Of course they're puffy sleeves! Of course they are - only dirty minded grown-ups would ever think otherwise, and sadly, I must be one of them. Ahahahaha! I will still be laughing about this tomorrow.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Now that is creative. And of course they weren't boobs. only a boy would draw boobs that big!

LucieP said...

oh wow that is hilarious!
Now that you say they are sleeves I guess the b00bs do look like they are coming out of her armpits...
but yes...I was thinking the same thing! LOVE IT

Bee and Rose said...

Ummm yeah....BUSTED! LOL! I was totally thinking the same thing!

Congrats on your award!

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