Thursday, November 12, 2009

Eye of the Beholder

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Leah loves to draw during sacrament meeting.

That is to say, Leah loves to draw during sacrament meeting when she's not busy grinding Lucky Charms into the carpet, flashing her Dora underwear to various members of the congregation, or scouting out unsuspecting toddlers to hug, and then drag helpless toward our bench. By the neck. (I am so sorry Miranda)

Last Sunday however, we enjoyed an unprecedented 10 minutes of peace when she fished the markers out of my bag and focused on creating this masterpiece:



When she was done she sat quietly for a minute examining the finished product, then suddenly had a total meltdown.

I managed to calm her down using the few Lucky Charms that hadn't made their way into the deepest fibers of the floor, then asked what was wrong.

She pointed to a green shape in the middle. The one with the blue line to the left of it, right above the words "Crafty Ladies Retreat"...




She tapped her finger on it and said, "THAT part."

"That part what Leah?"

"That part's too messy."


13 comments:

Susan said...

Oh the frustrations of being a perfectionist!

LOL!!

Katie and Jeff said...

I was hoping she saw that. I know it immediately jumped out at me when I was studying her work of art.

Lorie said...

I want her to hug me around the neck and drag me to her pew!

Flem said...

Was she concerned about insulting the crafty ladies??

Poor Leah.

Vivian said...

There goes her chances at getting into Church Program Art Children's Preschool for the Gifted. so sad.

Memzy said...

LOVE it!

Jane said...

I agree with Lorie, I want to be dragged by the neck by Leah. It absolutely kills me that she pointed out that green mess of a scribble.

Matt & Lyndsi said...

CLEARLY that was the problem...how did YOU not see that?=) Thank goodness for Lucky Charms.
You can always count on Justin to eat the big pieces & Brandon to pick at the crumbs=)

Dawn said...

You people have NO idea what it's like to work so hard on something, and for the littlest thing to go wrong and drive you crazy. That's all you see when you complete the work - the flaw. I empathize with you Leah. Try a pencil next time.

Kristin said...

ha! I love her so much! And I can totally picture the look on that two-year-old's face as he/she bewilderly looked up out of Leah's headlock... Oh the things we have to look forward to.

Leslie said...

Ah, a little perfectionist. At least her artwork was confined to the program and didn't make its way to the hymn books. Not that that's ever happened to us before . . . .

And, Lizzy, Doyle, Logan, and Andy said...

Haha! That is great!

Chris and Erin said...

This post was the highlight of my day! Thanks for the smile you put on my face Leah! Love you lots little girl, I can't wait to see you again!

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