Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why, David?

My darling David,

Why do you fall asleep at the table without eating your lunch and in such an uncomfortable position...but then when I pick you up to carry you to your own comfortable bed and let you continue your nap, you wake up and never go back to sleep, even if you lay in your bed for an hour? You were obviously exhausted today--and looked so cute with your sweet little slumbering head laid on the table--but why didn't you nap in bed?

And why do you draw such big hands when you draw pictures of people? In this self-portrait that you did a few days ago, you carefully explained to me every detail of the picture: your head with eyes, a nose, and a big smile...your tummy...your legs and arms...and of course, your hands. Why is that always the biggest feature on your people drawings? I'm sure some psychologist out there would give me an answer for that. Maybe it's a sign that you're a hands-on learner, or that you prefer action over words, or maybe it means something else in psycho babble that I don't understand. But I still wonder: why do you do it? What is in your head that makes you draw huge hands?

Silly boys! :)

David dear, one last question... Why do I love you so much??? :)

10 comments:

Sally said...

He is really cute! I have an answer, right or wrong, on the hands--he can draw them really well!! Complete with 5 digits each, the thumbs correctly placed to the inside when in the palms-out position. He might know he can draw them really well, and it also takes a lot of space to get five fingers on each hand in a picture. O.k., maybe I've over analyzed, but I am impressed with such great drawing abilities!

chicknboy said...

oh my! those hands ARE big aren't they. :) but like Sally said, they are done so well!

and he IS adorable. :)

Margie said...

Oh, my, this is great! I LOVE the hands, love the falling asleep at the table. This is such a post to treasure. Glad you're keeping these for your kids. They'll love to read these stories.

Tim and Michelle said...

Very cute :)...I have an idea...does he trace his hands much?...They look almost that big :)

Bonnie said...

I thought the same thing about tracing!

Holly said...

This is such a cute blog post! The huge hands intrigue me too, the tracing is an interesting theory...

Miriam said...

LOL, cute pictures, but I did laugh when I was looking back over them after reading other's comments, and figured out "my" theory on the hands... he's going after the 3-D/depth look. Y'know, the hands are closer to you and the body is further away. Whatever the reason, he is very good at drawing hands!

Mike and Mindy Aumann said...

Does he trace his hands as part of the picture? Too cute!!

bekahcubed said...

I too am impressed by his sense of perspective--the outstretched hands are so much closer to the viewer than the boy whose hands are outstretched!

David is such a sweet child--what a blessing!

Misty said...

He is adorable!! Houston falls asleep at the table sometimes as well but as I carry him to his bed he insists that he isn't tired. And I have a degree in psychology but can't tell you what the big hands mean - just that it is really cute! Houston draws his people upside down. They will be correct in the picture but he will turn the paper around so that he can draw the while he is looking at them upside-down (does that make