Monday, August 10, 2009

bald eagles do not wear dancing shoes!

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.

"it's lovely."

don't get me wrong. i love the creativity, but i'm kind of looking forward to raising a boy next.


  1. I'm sure the time will come when I, too, will question the results of my daughter's personalized pictures for me, but for now I'm certainly looking forward to something more than just a scribble of circles and lines and an explanation of it being Mommy!

    PS I think I once saw an eagle with red shoes. Weird. I wonder if I had a dream about that after reading your post last night.

  2. I'm looking forward to the day my child gives me a bald eagle in red dancing shoes :)

  3. Since when do bald eagles NOT wear dancing shoes? Next you're going to tell me there's no Easter Bunny.

  4. Now, the eagles are by far the most beautifully drawn eagles I've ever seen. Perhaps she knows her mother's affinity for dancing and decided to combine the love of bald eagles and booty shaking together. I ask you this though, the branch in the first drawing, could there not have been more love put into it's creation?