Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Kids Will Be Kids... OR... Budding Artist

Most days after work I pick up the Bug from school. After a quick greeting from the teacher, Liliana then normally greets me with a great big SQUEAL and hug, totally excited to see me and eager to spend the rest of the day with me. Today though, was a little bit different.

As soon as I walked in the door I was greeted by my daughter's favorite teacher, Ms. A. Her normal greeting for me usually is something simple like,
"Hi, how are you today?"

Instead, today I received,
"Oh hi... you are probably never going to want to bring Liliana here ever again."

All that I could think of in that brief moment was,
"Well, that's not a good start!"

She proceeded to explain that the kids were drawing pictures today... with markers, while she was at lunch. When she arrived back from her meal, she saw that a few of the kiddos had decided to expand their coloring surfaces to include... their bodies! Yes, you guessed it, Liliana used marker to "tattoo" her arms. Now, I am not exactly sure if this activity should be filed under Kids will be kids, or just that Liliana is a Budding artist. None-the-less, the little Bug knew as soon as I walked in the door that I would probably react to her interesting artwork. React I sure did! I ran and grabbed my camera to preserve the moment on film (not quite the reaction that both Liliana and the teacher were expecting!).

Below are some photos and video of my tattooed little girl. So, you make the call, is this just a Kids will be kids moment, or would you label Liliana a Budding artist?

She really does look so sweet and innocent in this picture... that is until you look at her arms!

A little girl, admiring her work.

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