Friday, October 9, 2009

Your Child's Art

A few days ago we went in for immunizations for S. It was really trying for her (to say the least) and she practically kicked the doctor (no, she did not get a sticker and a sucker from the doctor afterward). I know I shouldn't think it is funny, but part of me--the bully part if I have one--is laughing hysterically.

At any rate, before the part of "Don't look, it won't hurt as bad. AHHHHHHH." The doctor asked about how she is doing developmentally. Turns out she is doing awesome (yay). I told the doctor she loves to draw almost all the time. If I kept all of her drawings all of Brooklyn would be covered. That might be a slight exaggeration. Okay, just all of the western half of Brooklyn.

He told me to start saving her best drawings to put in her portfolio.

In my brain I coughed, "What?! Why don't I just go type up her resume and put it on"

I said, "A portfolio? What for?"

He said, "They just opened up a new high school, the Frank Sinatra High School. It specializes in the arts."

Okay, now I feel bad that I thought it was sort of funny that my daughter almost kicked him. He is really a nice doctor.

Somehow the thought that someday my daughter will be going to high school kind of . . . well . . . I don't want to think about it.

This was the book that inspired her drawing. :)


Mindy said...

Wayne, maybe Sarah could give you some art lessons...

vdg family said...

When W saw the picture the first time he thought the teacher had drawn it. :)

Emily said...

Really? A portfolio?! of her childhood drawings to get into a high school?!?!? Melanie, where on Earth are we living?

nyc_ransoms said...

Seems a little absurd to start creating a portfolio for her high school admissions process when your child isn't even in kindergarten! But that is a really good drawing so it would be nice to keep a few of her best works in a nice binder.

vdg family said...

It does seem a bit over the top. It is not that I don't want to save some of her stuff, it is that if I did I would end up with binders full of her best stuff. Half of it is on lined paper (because it is much easier to carry around a cheap notebook than a ream of paper). Thanks for your comments. :D