Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Have you ever made a discovery that shook you to your core? Something that shocked you, changed the way you think?
Tyler just did. He was in the garage and found a box full of old stuff. While rummaging through the junk he came across a broken Willow Tree Statue. Her head had broken off and I'd chucked it in the box to be repaired someday. Tyler finds this head and well...he was disturbed.
"Momma(he has a stuttering problem) Wa Wa Wa Why dis girwl have no eyes." I explained that she was just a decoration and din't need eyes. Then he says, "Wa Wa Wa Why dis giwl have no mouth?" Once again I explained that she was just pretend and didn't need one. He then continues to ask me about her nose, ears, tongue, lips and every other feature a face should have. After I have explained and explained and I feel pretty confidant that he's over this faceless "girwl," he starts up again demanding to know how she can eat and cry and talk and hear without her features. This goes on most of the day. He carried the little head around with him everywhere and would look at her face and I could just see panic in his little eyes. "What kind of world is this..."girwls" without mouths?"
Just when I thought this dilemna would never resolve, that my three year old would be tormented by the faceless head forever, it magically resolved itself. We were sitting outside and without thinking about it he rubbed the head on the sidewalk. When he looked down and saw that her head made marks on the ground he was thrilled. "Momma, Her Her Her head is a crayon. She have a crayon head!" Gone was the confusion about heads with no face. The fact that she had a "crayon head" made up for that a thousand times over. Who needs a face anyway?
But, we do have a new problem. Ty is now asking me if he can try drawing with my head!