Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Proud Parent Edition

Every once in a while I just can't stand how adorable and brilliant my kids are and I have to show them off. And by "every once in a while," I mean, "nearly every time I post."

For instance, take Sam. Evidently the excitement of Christmas is not enough for him. This past weekend he decided he needed to start working on some homemade Valentines Day cards for his class.


Isn't he just the sweetest damn thing you've ever seen?

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And then there's Jack. He made me write the words in this next picture. Then he drew R2D2 and a light saber.


Please excuse the phallic nature of the drawing. I think it's a fantastic rendition of a robot.

*****

Next comes Quinn. He managed to find a "Q" to sit on at story time.


Cut me some slack. He's three. I think he's brilliant if he manages to poop in the correct receptacle.

*****

But the real source of my joy, and the inspiration for this post, is the picture Jack drew to give to his OT. We're giving her a holiday gift tomorrow and I thought it would be nice if Jack drew something for her. I thought I'd have to force him to draw a circle or something. Instead he drew the most detailed and fabulous picture I've ever seen him draw.


It's The Polar Express, see? There's the train and the conductor. Jack had me write "All Aboard!" because it had to fit in the speech bubble. And that on the right is Jack's house. And it is. It's his basement and main floor and upstairs.

And dear God, look at that smile. He knows he created something beautiful.

On the other side he wrote "Dear [therapist] good ♥ Jack" As he wrote it, he said, "Heart means 'love.' Two bumps and a 'v'."

I think that piece of paper is worth way more than the Barnes & Noble gift card it's going to be attached to.

21 comments:

  1. The look on Jack's face is beautiful.

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  2. Two bumps and a vee. I so dearly love that.

    Mama is allowed to kvell. It's in the job description.

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  3. Love Jack's Polar Express picture! I knew what it was even before I got to that part of the post! Your kids rock!

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  4. You have wonderful kids! Wonder why that is? hmmm. Can't put my finger on it. Can't understand the peni**s robot or the boob**ie train either, but hey, you already knew I have trouble with my 'vision' ;)

    Now I am going to bed with that annoying hot chocolate song tomenting me... hot hot hot chocolate.....

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  5. I didn't notice any phallic nature of anything! Your mind, not mine!

    And I'm sure Quinn poops in the right place most of the time.

    Jack's picture really is fabulous, with the floors and the stairs and everything. But I have to ask - is there a difference between a Christmas gift - and a holiday gift?

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  6. I'm so happy for y'all. The joy is shining through your words and on his face.

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  7. They are fabulous. And Jack's picture is guaranteed to be a huge hit.

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  8. That is the best Polar Express picture ever! And we had a phallic vase picture yesterday (it's V week in kindergarten) that I had to do some editing of... because light sabers really are kinda phallic, but vases??)

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  9. You're totally right to be proud! They are adorable.

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  10. A even his therapist and I got all teary at the picture he drew. You have every reason to be proud of *all* your boys. They rock! Must get that from their parents, huh?

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  11. Re-read this post on those exhausting, breakdown days. All your efforts are working. Those are three happy, growing (in all ways) children! I want to hug each one.

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  12. Wow, they both are great drawers!!!! I totally knew what R2 was before I even read the description, and the Polar Express one is obvious, too, if you've seen the movie (I haven't, but once you said the title, I knew what to look for). Nice!

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  13. You're allowed to brag. Your kids are awesome.

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  14. Remember when Jack didn't make pictures? Only words? He's doing it!!

    L

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  15. What a wonderful post! You must be so proud of those three boys of yours. Especially when they poop in the right receptacle ;-)

    Awesome picture by Jack I say! -Monica

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  16. That is the best picture ever. I have all the pictures that my autistic kids have ever drawn for me hanging on my wall, and they are my most prized possessions because I know how difficult it was to get them to draw something. I think the picture is awesome!

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  17. They ARE all so smart, aren't they... and very sweet... and very creative, too! And Sam sure is ahead of the game, already getting his Valentine's cards ready! I never even got around to sending Christmas cards!

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  18. Reminds me of the artwork from Superbad - it's worth seeing the movie for the artwork montage at the end when the credits roll.

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