A Dose of Humor – Degas . . . Monet . . . Mackenzay . . .

A Dose of Humor5 Minutes for Parenting’s weekly column, A Dose of Humor, is here to remind you to take your humor pill regularly as the best medicine to treat the side effects of parenting! It features a different blogger every week and is hosted by Rachel at Grasping for Objectivity in My Subjective Life.

Kari resides in the midwest with her husband and two children, ages 9 and 4. In her free time, you can find her searching for peace and quiet . . . which she lost about 9 years ago. Please e-mail her if you find either one of them. Kari can be found blogging at Thing 1 and Thing 2.

Degas . . . Monet . . . Mackenzay . . .

Today’s bloggy pictures have been provided by Mackenzie. Not to be outdone by her very talented and artistic older sister Cassidy, she has suddenly taken on a greater interest in drawing and coloring. Let me begin with her first piece, titled “Mommy In Her Wedding Dress.”

I’m not sure if she is portraying the moments just after I ate breadsticks from Pizza Hut, provided by my BFF and bridesmaid Cindy-my guess would be in the affirmative, although the facial expression might hint otherwise. On that day, just over 15 years ago, I was very excited about the pre-wedding snack. Mackenzie seems to have depicted the experience as more of an “Oh my gosh, I just ate bad anchovies and need to find a bucket fast” kind of moment.

Her next piece is simply called “My Family.”

As you can see, she has truly captured the essence of our family and its simplicity. So simple in fact, that none of us have arms. Or legs. Truly, she is more involved in the creation of overall impression and less on the details. Simple. Yet abstract. Don’t be fooled by her humility if you ask her about where she was going with this process of excluding any appendages. She’ll give you a simple answer . . . “because I didn’t feel like it.”

Artistic temperament? Oh yeah. Definitely.

This post was originally published on October 9, 2008 at Thing 1 and Thing 2.

3 Responses to A Dose of Humor – Degas . . . Monet . . . Mackenzay . . .
  1. Stephanie
    November 1, 2008 | 10:04 pm

    Too too funny! And mmmm pizza hut breadsticks!


  2. All Rileyed Up
    November 2, 2008 | 6:14 pm

    Ha ha! My kids are also big fans of appendage-less humans.

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