Who’s the boss?

Here’s a family portrait my four year old, Zoe, drew the other day.

at least she didn't make *me* bald

at least she didn't make *me* bald

That’s me on the left, her father in the middle, and her big sister on the right. Judging from the relative size of my husband’s head, I’m guessing she doesn’t buy into the idea that her father and I are equal partners in this whole parenting thing.  
The tiny person floating in the top corner is Zoe. And no, she doesn’t think she’s God. I had to cut her picture out from way down at our feet and paste it on top, since the whole thing was too big for our scanner. See?


It sort of looks like I'm kicking her in the head

It sort of looks like I'm kicking her in the head

She’s the one on the left, just slightly smaller than my foot.
She sure doesn’t act like she thinks she’s the size of a vole.

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posted May 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

Yeah, if I didn’t know her I’d wonder if this was a troubling sign of a poor self-image, but because I know her, I know that’s ridiculous. Sometimes a tiny child in a drawing is just a tiny child in a drawing, I guess.

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posted May 1, 2009 at 10:12 am

Love it.

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