Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Mummy Willeh Monster
Every now and then kindergarten children produce something a little more interesting than the standard odd-shaped circle containing three dots and a line to represent a face. After completing the picture with four longer lines pointing in random directions to represent the arms and legs, they incorporate their imagination into the drawings, but the results aren’t always what we expect.
Here’s a picture that Tomboy painted at kindergarten this week. I’m sure that, like me, you’re wondering what the short middle leg is and I have no doubt that, like me, you guessed right – it’s a willeh!
Just to be sure, I asked Tomboy and she confirmed it. She called the strange looking creature a willeh monster.
‘So it’s a boy monster,’ I said.
‘No, it’s a mummy monster,’ she replied.
‘But it has a willeh!’
‘Yes, it’s a mummy willeh monster,’ replied Tomboy matter of factly.
I reminded her, ‘I don’t have a willeh.’
‘I know, I was just pretending.’
So last week she told Mr T he had big boobs and this week she’s painting mummy as a monster with a willeh. (Mr T thought he had problems!)
There are many theories that can be tossed about on this one. Maybe she sees me as a monster when I’m angry (and rightly so), but that doesn’t explain the willeh.
She’s always been a bit put out that Mr T and Boywonder have willehs and we don’t. (It doesn’t help that Boywonder says they’re awesome because they have willehs.) Maybe she thinks she’s doing me a favour by giving me a willeh.
My favourite theory is that Mummy wears the pants!
So, Mummy looks like a monster when she’s angry, but she’s an awesome monster because she has a willeh.
Yep, that definitely says that I wear the pants…especially when I’m angry!