Thursday, November 5

Zooma Zooma Zoom and a Crash Crash

Long before I fell madly in love with Mr. Canon, I used a sort of moderate/sort of low-end point and shoot camera. It was an OK camera, except for the fact that it liked to take a long walk, read War and Peace, smoke a cigarette, and run a marathon before actually taking a picture. We're talking about an epic delay. For a while I blamed that delay for causing my photos to always be blurry. Just about every single photo of Alexis would have her arms all blurred out, her legs blurred out, or would have a cloud where her head should have been.

I blamed the camera, but really the problem was that the kid is built like an octopus. A very fast octopus.

By the time she was a year old, I had figured out what was up. The kid could simultaneously pull my hair, steal my glasses, throw something at the dog, and play peek-a-boo while darting for the stairs. All those extra limbs she came equipped with moved so fast they just couldn't be seen. ZOOM!

So, when Alexis came home from school yesterday with this self-portrait, I wasn't at all surprised.



I knew she had too many arms and legs. I KNEW IT.

At least she has finally confessed.

17 comments:

  1. the truth finally can be revealed!!!!

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  2. Love it, just love it!! Hope she slows down slightly when she realises she only has 2 arms and 2 legs :)

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  3. IF she's octo-girl, does that make you...

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  4. Love the one coming out of the top of her head....or is she part unicorn too?

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  5. Haha! That's awesome. At least she is honest. ;)

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  6. ADORABLE! I love little kids first drawings. They are mementos to keep forever.

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  7. She just wanted to show that that even though you can't see the extra arms & legs, they DO EXIST. And not just in your mind.

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  8. I'd frame it. Really.

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  9. @Karen--It's happening. For sure. I might have to take a page out of the Rocking Pony book and make it into a shirt, too.

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  10. I used the blame the blur on my Nikon, too...huh, I should have known. I think my kids look like this, too!

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  11. I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you, but Alexis somehow appropriated one of Little Man's drawings and called it her own.

    Because I swear to you, Little Man draws himself and everyone else just. like. that.

    The resemblance between our kids is beginning to cross the line from uncanny to creepy...

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  12. That is amazing. And, if you DO make it into a shirt, that would also be amazing.

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  13. Damn those self-portraits. Always too revealing.
    Like the one where you drew a picture of yourself with one of those speech bubbles, only in your speech bubble was a lightbulb and a camera and a really frickin cute kid and some funny dogs and in the background was this chick in San Diego with a crush on your clever speech bubble. Like that one?!

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  14. I don't really know what that one meant either, but deleting seemed like too much effort.

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  15. That's hilarious! For some reason, I only ever did that with fingers. My stick people always had a million fingers coming out of their cute little circle-hands.

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