My daughter just asked, “why does he have duck feet on his head?” So if you didn’t get it, you’re not alone.
Archive for August, 2011
When I first had the idea for this drawing I thought it was pretty funny. Then I thought about where the for sale/foreclosure sign would be placed (since birds don’t have lawns). Then I thought they wouldn’t really need a sign because they can’t read. Then I thought about where a bird would get money to buy a home. Then I thought that I was really just overthinking the whole thing.
Then I thought about whether “overthinking” was one word or two…
Yesterday, my wife and both girls accompanied me to the barber. While I was in the chair, an elderly gentleman entered the shop and began browsing the magazines while he waited. My four-year-old daughter watched him closely for several minutes before making the following announcement to everyone in the shop:
“He doesn’t need a haircut. He doesn’t have any hair.”
I was so surprised/shocked that I didn’t say anything. My wife seemed similarly paralyzed. My daughter apparently saw our speechlessness and decided we must need clarification.
“He’s bald,” she added.
I think it’s how we respond in moments like these that show our true parenting skills. Should I correct her for being unknowingly rude? Should I explain how the barber shop is a social setting as well as a place of business? Should I tell her to sit quietly with no explanation whatsoever?
I opted for none of the above.
I stared at the wall and pretended they were all somebody else’s family.