As a mother, your child is the apple of your eye, the light of your life, your heart and soul … and sometimes a cruel, cruel reminder of all your fails, both real and imagined. Yes, children are funny and kind and wonderful in all kinds of ways, but they are also too young to have learned all the subtleties of socially acceptable behaviour, which means they go across life without the filter we adults have generally developed. If you ask a kid a question, you better be prepared for anything, because you never know what might come out of their mouths.
Kids are happy to apply this brutal franknes to any subject, but often that razor-sharp truthfulness is used on those around them. Because of this, mamas often bear the brunt of these harsh truths. And, since that is likely to be demoralizing, it’s best to look for the humor in these situations. Just check out the 15 works of art below to get enough good belly laugh to help you through the day.
1. It’s like day and night … literally.
To be honest, I’m not sure which appear is better? Thanks, kid!
2. “This is mom. She is kind of creepy.”
Mom Stacey definitely appreciated her son’s characterization of her as creepy, as any mother would: “Yup, my son drew this, and I simply looked at it and shook my head. Creepy? Actually? “
3. What beautiful freckles mom has!
Or maybe not? Ashleigh-George explained, “My daughter proudly called she even got my cute little “freckle dots” on a depicting she did of me in the Mother’s Day card she made … I don’t have freckles, they are actually PORES.”
4. This one is twice as kind.
Christine might not be the mama of this budding artist, but she still gets a super flattering feature in this depict. “My BFF’s daughter drew this picture of us. That’s a picture of my friend picking up toys and me( appearing mortified ?). My friend looks like a crazy child catcher with a net and razor sharp teeth. Cracks me up every time I look at it! “
5. One of these numbers might be a little off.
Angela wants to clear a few things up about her daughter’s drawing: “LOL, “thats what” my kindergarten kiddo drew and wrote for me. Pretty picture, but the weight was somewhat off! It was hilarious to me! And, for the record, I have never topped off my hair with a sweet red bow.”
6. He calls this piece “Mom, Before Coffee.”
Lisa took the whole thing in stride, though, saying, “Yeah, supposedly this is me. I have crazy eyes! “
7. This one seems innocent enough …
… until mom Lala lets you in on the backstory: “Take particular a written notice of the ‘She wants’ part of the card. I say this to my daughter when she wants something she can’t have and is being particularly whiny about it. Talk about the things we say to our kids coming back to bite us.”
8. At least this child guesses his mama is supernatural.
Yumna explains, “This is me, as drawn by my middle child when she was about five, nearly six. I’m even wearing my trademark turban hijab. And fairy wings, apparently. No notion why. Asked her and was told it’s part of the fairy dress I’m wearing and, apparently, those are my claw! I don’t ever have long fingernails, so I’m baffled by that.”
9. Her daughter knows who’s the boss around here!
Priscilla was actually pretty pleased with this one, depict by her then-six-year-old daughter.
10. Which one is Mom and which one is Dad? The answer might surprise you.
“My three-and-a-half-year-old depicted this picture of my husband and me. His hair sticks up straight, and I’ve apparently lost mine, ” explains Jess.
11. Warning: this one might give you nightmares.
Dani was a little frightened when she saw this one, but “[ her] daughter was so excited to learn how to draw teeth and eyebrows.” Although she labeled research results as “terrifying, ” she plainly did what any mama worth her salt would do and put on a happy face when presented with this masterpiece.
12. This little artist is all about capturing emotion.
When her five-year-old devoted her this, she explained, “Mommy, you are screaming there, but those are happy tears.” Comforting, right?
13. Yeah, she’s never going to live this one down.
This Mother’s Day card is sheer perfection; how has Hallmark not constructed their own version, yet?
14. Being a mommy is so easy.
At least according to Kimberly’s son!
15. Her son loves to capture all the details.
“According to my eight-year-old son’s depiction of me, I have deep ‘expression lines'( aka wrinkles ), ” explains Tamara.
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H/ T: Scary Mommy