My Daughter Draws Me And It Is Awesome

My daughter drew a picture of me at school yesterday.

N: Mama, I even included your red hair!

This is pretty much the awesomest picture ever of me, but am I sporting a lip ring? A cigarillo?

At least I finally have an avatar of myself that didn’t take 74 photographs to like. Who ISN’T going to recognize me?

SEE? I just need that lip ring.

I also learned at a back-to-school night that 6 to 12 year olds become more interested in organizing their inner worlds than their outer worlds. Our home is screwed because my kids would already rather go to bed than clean up their toys, and between the people who most often compliment my hair and my personal housekeeping skills, I’m no more than 7 years old myself.

Maybe we can sell Avatars By N to afford some weekly help around here.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

11 thoughts to “My Daughter Draws Me And It Is Awesome”

  1. What does that mean inner world and outer world? What’s an example of each?
    P.S. I already complimented on fb but that is an excellent drawing!

    1. So organizing your outer world is like laying everything out neatly before using it. Organizing your inner world is trying to figure out where your belong in the world or more practically: how my desk is a mess but could tell you where I need to be at 11 today without looking at my calendar.

  2. Both my inner and outer worlds are a mess. Your imitation of your daughter’s picture, however, made everything align somehow into a cosmic laugh.

    And I realized I forgot to hook my giveaway up with your website and it’s over tomorrow. Sorry! My mom is here and this is the first chance I’ve had all week to look at other blogs.

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