I promise to not do this every day, but today is my birthday so you’re going to have to let me post photos of the art I forced my kids to draw today.
Today’s assignment was, “It’s my birthday. Draw a picture of me running.”
Jack drew the most realistic picture, depicting an actual event that occurred in our lives last weekend. I was out running and Alex took Sam and Jack biking and we crossed paths going opposite directions. It was lovely. I like that in Jack’s imagination, I was more spritely and less trudgey. But otherwise, totally realistic.
Sam also drew a picture based in reality. Mostly.
Me: “I’m pretty sweaty in this picture.”
Sam: “It’s because you’re in first place.”
Okay, so maybe not TOTALLY based in reality.
Quinn, on the other hand, took a different artistic path.
And that is how you trick your kids into giving you sweet little birthday presents.