Monday, December 6, 2010

My kids are weird

Last night when I was tucking Miss Beccaboo in for bed, she showed me her newly outfitted Anne of Green Gables doll.

She had altered a Barbie doll dress to fit Little Anne.

She proudly showed me how she hemmed it and how the extra length of dress fabric could be used as a shawl.

This morning I took my camera up to her room to document her seamstress abilities (which already far exceed those of my own). While I was up there, I snapped some pictures of her one-of-a-kind decor. It shows you how her mind works, I think.

Behold! A vandalized night-light house with a Santa atop the roof:

Stickered fish swimming in the Atlantic Ocean:

A bridled porcelain duck:

A plastic spider patrolling the bookshelves:

Someone recently asked me if Miss Beccaboo likes to draw. After thinking about it for a minute, I was mildly surprised to realize the answer was no. A couple days later I found out just how right I was when I happened to ask her to draw something and she burst into tears and loudly expressed her hatred of drawing.

She’s a textile girl all the way, that child is. And she loves her fabric.

Which is too bad for her since I detest sewing as much as she detests drawing. Perhaps it's time for me to barter some sewing lessons for her.

And then I went into her sister's room and found this bear staring at me.

My kids are weird.

When I came downstairs from my little photo tour, I found the three youngest playing cards in the bathroom: Miss Beccaboo on the lidded toilet seat, Sweetsie on a kitchen chair, and The Baby Nickel on the floor.

"Why are you playing cards in the bathroom?" I asked.

"Because I had to go to the bathroom," Miss Beccaboo informed me.

My kids really are weird.

This same time, years previous: the selfish game


  1. Too funny! I've stopped asking why my kids do the things they do. They just look at me like I'm an idiot for not knowing already.

  2. That is awesome! Don't you just love'em? Weird or not, I'd say their is alot of talent coming from them!

  3. Hahahaha, that was really funny and cute. Looks like you have a future fashion designer on your hands.

  4. Yep. They're weird! And so, so much like mine. I love their creativity! I wish our kids could get together again soon. We miss you guys.

  5. No, they're not weird. They just haven't been uniformised yet, thank god.
    It's so sad that average is what we consider normal.
    And I envy Miss Beccaboo that she's not forced to spend fruitless frustrating hours in front of a piece of paper at school like I had been. That is, provided you don't force her. (Please don't! We, the manual or fabric people if you please, are clearly so bad with the two-dimensional paper+pencil reality.)

  6. Playing cards in the bathroom is funny! Your kids are great.