Saturday, February 13, 2010

Clarification for Lucy


Clarification for Lucy, originally uploaded by nora_gardner.

My daughter Lucy is entering fully into the spirit of Valentines day this year, complete with heart shaped pieces of red and pink paper, crayons, and glue... she is thrilled to be making things and the fruits of her labors are scattered over the table and the floor around her. "See my clementines!" she shouts with glee! And Ella corrects her for about the thousandth time, "Silly, Lucy, you mean 'valentines'." What's a mom to do but laugh and paint the picture that pops into her head? And, then it dawned on me... clementines do have one important thing in common with valentines besides a rhyming ending.... they are both at their best when they are proffered after dinner with some nice chocolate :)

11 comments:

E*phi said...

This is hilarious!
And it reminded me of valentine's day... totally didn't see it coming! I probably should make some funny cards... Thanks for the inspiration!
Btw: The clementines look delish! I admire your ability to draw in such a realistic way!

kazumiwannabe said...

How fun and cute! Your clementine looks so real it seems like a photo on the page - awesome work!

phthaloblu said...

How sweet! Wonderful sketch. And yes, they both are better with chocolate. :) Isn't everything?

travelingsuep said...

Excellent explanation, and yes both good with chocolate

raena said...

Wonderful! I love the post and the way you chose to help her remember!

Sandra said...

What a sweet mommy to tie them together!

Ann said...

Oh, how funny and cute! Now you will never forget as you have this delightful page to remind you of your daughter at this wonderful age.

nanke's stuff said...

What a memorable little story with a wonderful sketch to commemorate it! Oranges and chocolate .... yum! nancy

Janene said...

That will be a great memory for you all to look back on. Nice painting!

marancat said...

Lovely story, lovely sketch and lovely lettering! Three out of three!

Krista Meister said...

Oh, the precious things children say! Great sketch, and wonderful story to go with it!

-Krista Meister
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