by Jennifer on February 23, 2008

My daughter loves to draw. It’s her favorite activity, and she can spend hours at it. Her output alone might be responsible for about 3 square miles of clearcut forest somewhere in the Northeast. (Note to self: donate to the Arbor Day Foundation. Donate a lot.)

Piles of her drawings tend to accumulate, so when she’s not looking, I have to go through them and throw most of them out file them away.

One day I came across this one. I thought, “Huh.” (I did.) I turned it this way. Furrowed my brow (because I’m old enough to be a person who furrows one’s brow). And turned it that way. But for the life of me and all that’s holy, the only thing I could come up with re: What the hell? was that The Girl had drawn a picture of herself…

pole dancing.


Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Except that, you know, she’s only 6. That, and her father and I would drag her out of there before the tassels made their first full revolution.

I suppose I should have been happy that she seemed to be wearing a dress from Little House on the Prairie. Guess I was distracted by the fact that whatever she’s doing is boisterous enough to send her eyebrows flying above her head.

So I asked The Girl, “Um, honey, what’s this a picture of?” (Clearly, too upset not to end the sentence in a preposition.)

You can imagine my immense relief when she answered, “Oh, yeah, that’s me. Climbing the rope in P.E.”


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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

flutter February 23, 2008 at 11:02 pm

Mommy is a perv honey, don’t worry….

suburbancorrespondent February 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm

Sick, sick, sick….

Tootsie Farklepants February 24, 2008 at 12:12 am

LOL! Whew! Like Chris Rock says “your only mission in life as a parent is to keep yo’ baby off the pole!”

liv February 24, 2008 at 7:14 am

lawsa! and you know, my first thought was that you’ve really taken this gambling/vegas lifestyle too far.

but what do i know? i’m just a simple girl from the south.

furiousball February 24, 2008 at 7:14 am

i’ve got my playroom lined with my kids drawings, i love the explanations best.

HRH February 24, 2008 at 8:22 am

I am a little worried about climbing the rope in PE with her little prairie DRESS.

Jennifer February 24, 2008 at 8:52 am

HRH, the funny thing is, I could count on one hand the times she’s worn a dress to school.

Slow Panic February 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm

you mean they don’t teach pole dancing in P.E. at your school? have you considered a transfer?

Kellan February 24, 2008 at 3:23 pm

How funny!! I love this post – adorable!! She’s a little cutie – don’t you just love 6 year olds? Have a good evening – Kellan

slouching mom February 24, 2008 at 7:56 pm


had me worried there, she did.


AMomTwoBoys February 24, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Oh that’s funny. They’re so cute and innocent and we come along and ruin it for them.

NotAMeanGirl February 25, 2008 at 7:37 am

BWAHAHAHAHA! First visit to your blog for me and I’m DYIN! Too, too funny!!!

Angela February 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Tears. Pouring down my face. This was awesome….

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