|My Family Portrait by Z, Age 3|
As you can see, I am pink and the Hubs is black. Had a brown marker been available she most likely would have drawn him with that, since for almost a year now she has been telling us about the pink people and brown people. Everyone falls into these categories. You are either pink or brown. Lately, she has begun describing herself as dark pink (which is funny to me). She talks about her brown Grandma and her pink Grandma and the differences between them incessantly.
I love that she is the most detailed and colorful person in the picture. The attention to detail of herself shows that she cares about her appearance and that she feels important. The fact that we frame her shows that she feels protected by us, that we watch over her.
The fact that I am the largest figure in the picture is not all that surprising since I am the biggest personality (and, let's face it, the biggest person) in our household. It is not surprising that my hand is on my hip either as this seems to have become a stance of choice for me.
The surprising part of this picture is that black swirly part in the middle of my body.
Do you know what it is?
Can you guess?
Here's your clue: Z describes the center of your body as your bottom. Front and back, it's the bottom.
Since you all know that we shower together (and that I don't shave regularly), then you have probably guessed that that is my bottom. When asked why I am naked in this picture, she replied, "You're not naked, you're wearing a dress...and showing your bottom."
My father used to tell me that I was always showing my ass, I guess I never realized that my kid would see it too.