6.25.2006

Kids Draw the Darndest Things

Outside the basement elevator entrance in our building, the one that all the strollers go in and out of, the walls are filled with the art of the children who live here. I'd like to think of it as a wonderful homage to the kids, and not just a solution for parents who don't want to scuff up the Sub Zero with that icky scotch tape.

This one was just added a few weeks ago.


You can see why it's my new favorite:


Original artwork c 2006, some cute little girl in Brooklyn with my kind of humor


25 Comments:

Blogger kate said...

i feel sort of bad laughing. . .but i can't. . . not. . .

6/25/06, 10:50 AM  
Blogger Karen Rani said...

That is so freaking cute and funny! Kids really do tell it like it is.

6/25/06, 11:28 AM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, the laughing, it hurts.

Between you and Metrodad I'm starting to form a picture of NYC children as aesthete savants...

6/25/06, 12:10 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love it. Too cool.

6/25/06, 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Chase said...

HHHAHAH!! That's friggin' great!

6/25/06, 3:13 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That is pretty darned cute.

6/25/06, 3:22 PM  
Blogger Chag said...

This made my day in a sick & twisted way.

6/25/06, 3:33 PM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

I can totally paint better than that. I'm just saying. If you want me to add to the wall just say the word.

6/25/06, 4:10 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

that's so cute! but yet, a little sad.

6/25/06, 4:44 PM  
Blogger PI said...

If I had any wall space left I'd be happy to have that on my wall. Its charming.

6/25/06, 6:40 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Even as featured in a child's art, you New Yorkers are stylin'.

6/25/06, 6:47 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Maybe what she was saying was that she "feels" orphaned in a post industrial angst kind of way and that the cat is really her way of staying in touch with nature...

6/25/06, 7:52 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Pretty stylish orphans, huh??

6/25/06, 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

They might be orphans, but they've got some nice art supplies. ;-)

The artwork in the entry area is a great idea!

6/25/06, 8:45 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

That is cute...but I hope they aren't really "orfins"...otherwise, I would feel a little misty...

6/25/06, 9:18 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Popped over here from Teacher Lady...

Now how funny and cute and a little sad is this? Tugs right at my fuzzy-critter-loving heart, it does :)

6/25/06, 10:14 PM  
Blogger Mocha said...

The brilliance of this is that they have made a most profound statement about where they live and what they have and how we're supposed to see them. And it's funny as all get-out because of our supposed shock at them having a cat. And it's cute.

Enough-to-give-me-a-tummy-ache-cute.

6/25/06, 10:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Zizi, with the plaid skirt, she's the ring leader of the crayons. You can just tell. She put a dicky on Lory, and the other one is wearing far too tall a pair of socks to go with that dress.

6/25/06, 10:30 PM  
Anonymous wendy boucher said...

I thought it was going to be a family with two mommies. The orfins w/ cat line is priceless.

6/25/06, 10:31 PM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...

I love the thought of a wall of kids' art. That's so cool.

So is this drawing.

6/25/06, 11:14 PM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Oh man I love that. You've gotta find the kid that drew it and let her know. Funny. Damn funny.

6/25/06, 11:37 PM  
Blogger ninepounddictator said...

Ok, I love that idea though...

Maybe the cat was an orfin? But now they have her?

Man, this is funny we're all trying to figure this out. You have to post a note asking what it means? For the rest of us!

6/26/06, 12:05 AM  
Blogger soleclaw said...

I think I remember pretending I was an orphan as a child.

I watched "Annie" at least once every day for a very long time. And my orphan self always had a pet, but never a dog named "Sandy." That would have been so cliche.

6/26/06, 10:03 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

That's just awesome! I'm with Mama Tulip on the wall of kids' art. Great idea! Can we see more?

6/26/06, 12:48 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

i would totally steal that picture and muck up my fridge with it...

6/26/06, 5:13 PM  

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