July 15, 2006

Hallmark Won't Be Calling Him for a Job

Sissy came to visit last night and it was an early celebration of her birthday. Morrigan had planned a special meal for her and had the boys make cards.

Hmm. Boys and cards… you never know what you’re going to get.

Evidently, while making the cards Bones had a meltdown that he didn’t know what to draw. Keep in mind, he has two older brothers he is constantly comparing himself to and its not really right. What an 11 year old can draw is far different from a little boy who is seven, let alone a seven year old with not quite average fine motor skills.

Bones is a typical boy, great gross motor skills good for climbing, running and bouncing off the walls. He’s had no time in his world to master fine motor skills with such mundane tasks such as… coloring. He has no time for that.

But my two eldest? They have always been into arts and crafts and drawing. They have great focus and love to create.

So there is no comparison between the two eldest and the youngest as there should not be, but it doesn’t matter what I say, Bones cannot help himself.

Making cards with his brothers, he was having a fit over what to draw. Finally Morrigan said to my two older boys, “What is he good at drawing?” and the response was… ‘bunnies’. Well not just any bunnies, but bunnies that have blood dripping from their mouths.

Lovely. I’m so surprised we haven’t been sent to therapy yet.

And so Bones, suddenly seeing the lightbulb that he could make a bunny with blood coming from its teeth for Sissy’s card drew one in the center.

But he watched his brothers as they drew sea serpents and war scenes and decided something needed to be added. “What do dragons have?” he asked.

“Spikes on their backs,” replied Mo.

Bones: I already added those.

Morrigan: *blink* You did?

Bones: Yup. I did.

And so said bunny had spikies all over his body and had a gun on his hip and when I looked at the bottom of the card, I saw this pork chop looking thing in red.

Me: What’s that here at the bottom of the card?

Bones: A puddle of blood.

It was entitled, ‘Man Eating Bunny’.

Nothing quite says Happy Birthday like a birthday card with a spikey gun toting man eating bunny hovering over a puddle of blood.

Posted by Boudicca at July 15, 2006 05:00 PM | TrackBack

Sitting on the couch, listening to Hubby and in-laws as they watch tv... and trying not to laugh. I have tears coming down my face. This is just great! I can't wait to see Bones and ask him to draw me one for my birthday!!!!

Posted by: vw bug at July 15, 2006 07:00 PM

And I loved every one of them! Son #1's was detailed like last year and will probably be a enemy creature in a move one day. Son #2's had great narration and was freakin' hilarious. Bones' still had the innocence, I loved the man eating bunny! Lol!

Posted by: Sissy at July 15, 2006 07:00 PM

Bun Bun?

Posted by: jon spencer at July 16, 2006 08:11 AM

That's hilarious...you should've scanned it so we could've seen it.

Posted by: Lisa W. at July 16, 2006 11:03 AM

it is from all of that Monty Python the kids watches...

Although I know Aunt Mo, would love to buy him the plush bunny here...


Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at July 16, 2006 11:16 AM

My birthday's coming up in September.

I *want* one of those :-)

Posted by: Harvey at July 16, 2006 02:45 PM

Oh! That child is a caution! He's going far someday...and all around him are going to be smiling.

Posted by: Nancy at July 16, 2006 10:15 PM

Where do I sign up to get one of those!

Posted by: oddybobo at July 17, 2006 07:52 AM

After looking for cards last week, I have to say that the card Bones made sounds much better! I think they should hire him. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at July 17, 2006 09:41 AM

Hahahahaha! That's so classic!

Posted by: Richmond at July 17, 2006 04:35 PM

Well of course he drew a "spikey gun totoing man eating bunny hovering over a puddle of blood". For cryin' out loud! What *else* would you put on a birthday card for Sissy?!?!


Posted by: Tammi at July 17, 2006 07:47 PM

I think Hallmark SHOULD hire him!

Posted by: Ogre at July 18, 2006 07:39 AM