Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Table carving

What would you do if you were making dinner and look up to see your 7-yr.-old son with a pair of scissors and it LOOKS like he's using them as a carving tool on your antique teak coffee table? Well, after the initial shock, gasp, and squeal of "WHAT ARE YOU DOING????!!!!!!!!" and you walk around to actually see what he was doing, you find this: Well, I had a stunned and a bit scared child standing there holding a pair of scissors as he watched me run into the living room to see what he'd done. And then, instead of screaming, I burst out laughing! I mean, isn't this the cutest little guy? I couldn't help but laugh! Sam's an artist!!!! :) And geez, it could've been way worse... he could've carved a Pokemon creature.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's no denying the kid's got talent! LOL! Maybe you should let him have at it with your art supplies so he can alter the rest of the table!

Di ;)

joanne huffman said...

Angie, he's an artist and he'll florish as an artist because you understand.
Joanne

Roberta said...

Boys will be boys ...so the saying goes... *L* Budding artist you have there. I like your blog, btw and your art too! Wonderful creations!.. and thanks for the nice comment you left on mine.. I'm new to this, so not sure if there is another way to message you from the message you left me or not? Of course I COULD read the help section...but heck, why do that? *L*
Roberta

My Name.... said...

way cool! can you make a rubbing of it? hey ang - go to "threadbare.com" and have sam design a tee shirt for prizes!
connie

Andi said...

Angie...my son did a similar thing many years ago. It was unrepairable, so now that he's 30 and I look at his art, I LOVE IT!!! Keep it! You'll adore it later!!
It is a great picture, at least!! Sam did good with a pair of scissors!!
hugs, Andi

artsyfran said...

OMG! How funny. He does, indeed have your artistic talent. He's an altered artist at 7. :) xoxo, Fran

Judy said...

Angie, Well you have two choices--you can laugh about this or cry. I'm glad you're going with laughter. I was going to suggest you take a rubbing of this but I see Connie already did that. You might be able to relate to the following. When DH was a little boy (55 years ago) he used to play cowboy and indians back in the days before one had to be politically correct. Each time he "killed an indian" he would make a notch in his bedroom dresser. I imagine my MIL wasn't too thrilled with him at the time. Anyway, that dresser survived in a basement and re-surfaced when I was pregnant with Matt (37 yrs ago). Howie refinished it so we could use it but left the notches in the wood. When Michael was born (7 years ago), Howie repainted it again and again left the notches in it. It has now become a family heirloom and we all treasure it. Maybe you could put the table away and give it to Sam when he gets married. LOL

linda t said...

Too cute... I mean the art work is too cute!
Angie, I love you! You are such a good Mom!
Hey, come on over to today's post and take a guess!

kathy mc said...

I agree with several opinions here Angie, keep the table. It will be a priceless heirloom someday. Maybe you should buy him some carving tools. Who knows, maybe he could be another Michaelangelo. He definetly has talent.
~k~

linda t said...

Hey Angie! She arrived!!!
And you guessed right!!!
Come see her! She's perfect!

linda t said...

Oh and btw, my favorite piece of furniture that I got from back home has my brother Ronnie's name carved on it. Yes, he carved it in the wood many years ago. I need to refinish it... but I don't want to remove his name!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Angie,
I also have a "Masterpiece" carved into the futon. He utterly denied ever doing it but who else would've carved "T R I S T A N" with a backwards S into the wood?
Kids are funny...

Linda said...

That is too funny! I also have a 7 y.o. and that looks like something he's capable of doing! He's going through a stage where he is getting into things alot, reminds me of when he was 3. If memory serves me right my two teens, or atleast my oldest went through that as well. A few days ago my 7 y.o. dumped half a bottle of shampoo in the tub, decided he was going to wash a wall in his room and soaked a towel and dripped it across the hall and into his room, and many other things I can't recall right now. Thanks for the reminder that I need to keep an eye on him with scissors. I may wake up tomorrow to a carving on my wood floor! LOL Gotta love them, boys are such sweeties!

Judy Scott said...

This is so precious and far more priceless than a table top just think of the conversation round the table not only know but in years to come. What a wonderful mum you must be, Jx