My Brother, The Pig

January 24th, 2014

Miss Mouse loves to color and draw.  She will happily spend hours on her artwork, be it coloring books or original creations.  Most days, she comes home from daycare with a handful of new drawings for me to admire.

The Artist tends to go through phases where she draws the same basic thing again and again.  Around Thanksgiving, it was tepees and Native Americans.  For a while it was fairies.   Right now, she has two primary themes and both crack me up.

First, we have Bunk Beds with Bat:

Bunk Beds for Web

When we review her art together, Miss Mouse will carefully name everyone in the picture.  (Noting that the bottom right bed is a hammock, not a bunk bed.)  You can always tell which bed is mine because there are inevitably two heads – mine and Birdie’s.  It’s very sweet.

And, of course, the bat…

I have no idea why there’s a giant bat in the bunkhouse, but there is.  Every time.  I asked her once and she simply replied: “Because there are bats.

And then there’s this:

Buggie as Pig

Our conversation about this category of pictures tends to go like this.

Mommy: “Who are those girls?

Mouse: “Me, Friend 1, and Friend 2.

Mommy: “And what’s this little creature here?

Mouse: “That’s Buggie.

Mommy: “It looks like a pig.”

Mouse: “Yes.”

Yes.  That is all.


4 responses to “My Brother, The Pig”

  1. G'MOM says:

    Hysterical! My grandson, the little pink pig. He’s going to love this when he’s twelve. And the bats? I think we should blame Aunt Karol.

  2. Karol Crosbie says:

    I love it too. And while my collection of stuffed bats assembled from sundry siblings has long been dispersed, would welcome an original crayola-coloring from Kentucky.

    • Kate says:

      Hmmmm…perhaps the artistic inspiration came from the fact that we were the recipients of a cadre of your stuffed bats??

  3. Jo Burkhalter says:

    She is a fine artist. Yes, bats and pig brothers do happen. Its part of life.

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