Thursday, September 02, 2010

Art - The Recessive Gene

The kids and I played pictionary this evening. Let me just say that it is surprisingly difficult to guess what a five and six year old have drawn when they were the ones coming up with the ideas in the first place. (We don't have the official Pictionary game, so we just think up something, and then draw it.)

Here are the things Zaya thought up.
A cold virus
A sand dollar
Muddy Water
A virus, bacteria and amoeba
A Bird's eye view of a pyramid in the desert
And a vertical division sign.
Oh, and also a microscopic view of denim jeans.

How many of those do you think we guessed?

Yeah, that's right. Not very many.

Mim drew:

A computer screen with a radar image on it
Our house, with the three of us drawing
A tree being blown around in a T-storm

These kids are nuts.

Just to give you an idea of how difficult this was for Mommy, here are three of the pictures. You tell me what you think they are.


Lilibeth said...

Well, once you've given us the answers it's just matching right?
a. the bird's eye view of an Egyptian pyramid
b. the vertical division sigh (this one's a scream)
c. the computer screen with radar on it. (I think she was concerned about the weather)

I think I'd invest in a junior version of the game.

Lisa said...

When I read the title of this post in my blog reader, I thought it might be a pun. How could Art be the recessive gene when he contributed 50% of the DNA? Nevermind. It was funny in my head.

Chandelle said...

I'm not even going to try and guess! But I loved smiling reading your post and seeing the pictures. Absolutely love those moments with family! And love your children.