acknowledging my love for bald eagles, the five year old informed me that she would draw for me, a picture of a bald eagle. she set to it today. she had me draw a branch, then pursued her work.
i thought it was marvelous!
i told her so. she told me she didn't like it, and started on bald eagle #2. i went about my distracted tasks until she said, "look, mommy! i'll put her in RED DANCING SHOES!"
"bald eagles do not wear dancing shoes!"
i paused to note the ridiculous things we grown ups are caught saying to our children.
"well, i'm drawing this one, and it can be however i want!" she retorted. yeah. guess i've planted that seed.
the revised bald eagle isn't quite so bald with the hair buns and tiara:
if you're wondering what that round black item is next to the revised eagle... i've come to find out that it's a disco ball. the eagle is dancing to ballet music in red dancing shoes under a disco ball.
"how do you like it?" she asked.
don't get me wrong. i love the creativity, but i'm kind of looking forward to raising a boy next.