He decided to upgrade his memory.February 25, 2011
I often show my older daughter pictures before I post them. I like to ask her what she sees. Usually, even from her unique four-year-old perspective, she “gets” the jokes (or at least recognizes that the picture is silly). Usually, but not always. When I showed her the drawing above, our conversation ran like this:
Me: What is this?
Her: Is it a guy with a hat?
Me: Hmmmm. Well, it’s supposed to be something that you think with.
Her: A thinking cap?
Me: Okay… think about something that is inside your head.
Her: Oh! I know! Vitamins and minerals!
Me: … um… good guess, but it’s supposed to be a big brain.
Her: I don’t think so. Maybe it’s a furry hat!
Who said we were supposed to be our own worst critic? Whoever it was, I’m guessing they didn’t have kids.