Saturday, February 26, 2011

Drawing Fight

Oh yeah. I can see my kids doing this.

The Great Seal

Somehow I wasn't surprised when I saw a crossed knife and fork on the seal our youngest brought home from school the other day:

So I asked him to explain why he'd included that particular and uncommonly heraldic item on the seal: "Well," he said, "I put it there because I can win at any eating contest." Given whom this comment comes from, yeah, I believe that.

Here's a closeup of the seal if you're so inclined:

He details his other likes here too: Rain, piano playing, sunshine, and dogs. What a happy little kid we're raising here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

I Don't Get It

So, what do you do when your son works dutifully on a comic for a very long time, sits at the table and stares at it for a while, then presents it to you, saying, "I don't get it?"

Well, here's what I did:

Son: [Handing over comic] "I don't get it."

Me: [Studying drawing] Uh, well, this is your drawing, right? He's, um -- wait. If this is your drawing and you don't get it, you're in trouble.

Son: I don't get it.

Me: Well, uh, he's got this phone, see, and . . .

Wife: Wait. That wouldn't work. How would the phone ring?

Me: Well, he's got a banana on the receiver, see, so it would work.

Wife: Oh yeah. Right.

Son: I still don't get it.

Not sure how I can help you further, kiddo.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Father and Son, Together

what you'll see here is yet another attempt of mine to entertain our oldest while he's at church, bored to tears and distressed that he's been taken away from his Legos:

I told our oldest he could certainly do better at the artwork than I did. Here's his effort:

I'm pretty pleased with it all. It was fun to draw some cartoons together.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Yes, that's my name. I'm glad my daughter loves me enough to do some art-scratching.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Amazing Hovering Hat

One of many, many bits of art produced for my Christmas present. I'm sure I'll be burning through them until this Christmas. And it received a grade from his sister. A++ Miss Sheilds would be proud.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here's another visit from Scooter, this time nearly consuming a spider, if ever briefly. I like the pathos in the buildup to the spider's punchline. And, of course, the "Hurk!"

Sunday, February 6, 2011

More Computer Art

Here's a few more examples of computer art from our oldest. They epitomize the reasons behind this blog: Digitizing our childrens' art treasures so we can keep them forever and so they don't clutter up the house. Just the hard drive.

First, the clubhouse. Note the underwear flag.

Next, a self-portrait.

And finally, "Surgury guy." We watch MASH a lot. I'm surprised the gown isn't olive drab.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Another Guest Post

Another guest artist here at My Kids' Refrigerator. One of my primary kids handed this to me a week ago as a peace offering, I think, for misbehaving the week previous. It's a nice little conventional flower, much appreciated.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

All's Relative

So, as shown in this handy chart, Robert Wadlow -- whomever he is -- is a very tall individual. And his brother has a very unfortunate name.