No, my kid did not draw Satan.
Never assume your kid has passed the “drawing-on-the-wall” phase. This is Ian’s lovely mural he created during naptime. The drawing is about 2’x2’ish—there’s no scale in the photo, so it’s hard to tell.
After his nap, I knew I had to punish him, because, for real, you just don’t write on the white walls with red marker. He knows this. He just got in trouble for crayon-ing the coffee table earlier today, and for crayon-ing the Applebee’s wall last night. He’s obviously in a phase.
Anyway, he knew it was wrong, so I was explaining to him that he was going to have to get into bad trouble, because we do NOT write or draw or color on the walls EVER. I said, “I like your picture, but we put our pictures on paper.” I proceeded to lecture him and explain his punishment.
He actually grinned and pointed to his picture and said, “But you like my picture?”
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA. I gave him the same lecture again and he said, “Mommy. You like my picture!”
It was so tempting to not punish him, because the pic is so creative, but he’s got to keep that creativity on paper, not walls, not until we get him the kind of paint on which he can draw.
By the way, he’s perfectly able to explain what that pic is. He said, “It’s a Backson boy dolphin. He go through the lines and get stuck.”
A “Backson” is a sort of imaginary monster/character from the new Winnie the Pooh movie. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll note that this drawing actually does resemble a Backson. The bottom of the creature is fishlike—kind of like the bottom half of a mermaid (or dolphin, in this case). And the creature is indeed trying to pass through some lines. I think the “boy” part just meant that the Backson-dolphin is a child, rather than a full-grown Backson adult. LOL.
Seriously. Click this link: http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/The_Backson
OMG, I laughed so much…but he still got in trouble. I pixed it to Jeremy and his reply was: “I have no words.”