Oops, No Doodles!

I’m pretty sure that every blog post I’ve written has been accompanied by one of my poorly drawn doodles. I’m changing things up today for two reasons: laziness and awesomeness. The first image I’m sharing would take too long to doodle, so I’m not going to bother. The second image shouldn’t be tarnished by my shitty doodles, because it’s just that great.

Earlier this week, I was reviewing Little Man’s homework, which was a worksheet on inference. Halfway through it, I was at the “almost peed my pants” stage of laughter.

You can zoom in to read the story, but I’m going to put the questions and Little Man’s answers below, since his handwriting isn’t the most legible in the world.

2. Describe Alice: She has O.C.D.

3. What relationship do Paul and Alice have? Wife & husband…because Alice is making him put everything in a certain place.

Little Man told me that I’m just like Alice. He’s right in a way, but not the way he thinks. My asking people not to wear shoes on a floor I just mopped is not akin to not letting someone in the house until their dirty clothes are off and in a garbage bag.

The same day as the inference sheet, we were walking through Walmart looking at clearance toys. He had gotten a Jyn Erso (Rogue One) Lego figure for a whopping $3 the last time, and we wanted to see if they had any more on sale. They did have a storm trooper and a couple other male characters from The Force Awakens, but their sale price was $15.

“That’s not fair!” Little Man exclaimed. “Why did they mark down someone as awesome as Jyn Erso for $3, but keep the boy ones at $15? What are they trying to say, that girls aren’t as good as boys?”

After telling him that it was possible that they just had a surplus of Jyn Erso figures, our conversation led to talking about some of the challenges females face in our society. Little Man is one of those kids who is always asking the hard questions, so we’ve talked a bit about inequality and some of the privileges that he was born into before. Later that evening, he was doodling on a sheet of paper and showed me this:

That’s Little Man and Baby Girl.

Like the Grinch, my heart grew three sizes. ❤

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

30 thoughts on “Oops, No Doodles!”

  1. What interesting things they are teaching kids nowadays. Is he thinking you are OCD too? Great doodler as well. Maybe he can teach you how to draw arms that don’t look like penises? LOL – What a great kid you have!

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    1. Indeed, I don’t think we talked about inferences until middle or high school. Hahahaha!!! Maybe so 😁 He was showing me something he worked on with facial expressions that I hope to learn.

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  2. Hysterical and adorable! My favourite line was in the explanations where he said, “She’s bossing him around because he’s smelly!” I almost choked on that one! He should, perhaps, consider a career in comedy?

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  3. If all Moms could raise their sons to realize what LM already knows – the world would be a better place!!!! Now if we could just get Dads to stop saying stupid things to their sons like “You’re crying like a girl” or “You run like a girl” etc – we may make some grounds. Strong work, my friend!!!!!

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