13 January 2008

An Act of Defiance

We had a new baby girl eleven days ago. The First- and Second-born sons seem to be adapting very well to her arrival, but we have been on the lookout for some pushback, some sign that they are not entirely pleased about arrival of the little one. But so far, there has been no overt signs of resistance to the new regime.

Until last night. We were watching a movie, and around 11:00 PM I heard Second-born son rustling about, playing quietly. I went upstairs to tuck him back into bed and found him, only too proud to show me his handiwork:

11 comments:

  1. I've seen scenes like this ... must be something about green paint. But seriously, at least teach the kids not to leave fingerprints behind!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gosh, he looks so proud in that photo. Sounds like this is the first of many paintings.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Isn't parenthood grand?
    Save the pictures. You'll look back at stories like this ten years from now and laugh yourself silly.
    I just went home to visit my parents and my mom pulled out some record albums that I had colored with an orange magic marker when I was your son's age. We both cracked up.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Snicker. Better the wall than the new baby.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I will say I am perplexed by the smile on the child's face. I understand the secret after the fact smile on your face, or Mrs. Shadowfax's face. But I don't think my kids would have a smile.

    I guess the absurdity of the moment can take over some time.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That evil grin is priceless. Time for butcher paper on the walls?

    ReplyDelete
  7. How do you know it was an act of defiance and not the first expression of his inner artistic creativity?

    Maybe you have the next Van Gogh or Monet on your hands (no pun intended).

    ReplyDelete
  8. cute kid. great grin! ever so slightly devilish... as it should be.

    pretty sure i wore the same grin when i was coloring the walls at about that age. unfortunately, my folks were not similarly amused.

    ReplyDelete
  9. That is a perfect example of an impish grin.

    Hope you like green!

    ReplyDelete
  10. How cute and congrats on the new little one. Before you know it they will be heading off to college like my son...time flies.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I too, think those walls were kind of boring. They needed a hint of color.
    The smile and sparkling eyes say it all: a job well done. :-)

    ReplyDelete