Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This is a Masterpiece Except I Can't Understand It

Last week, Mini (my 4 year old) drew this picture. It's apparently a picture of me and her dad at our wedding 16 years ago and we're about to kiss. When she said the word "kiss" she drew it out so that it had about 45 syllables and then she sighed and said: "GWOSS".

Then I took a good look at the picture and I was like "WHAAAA?!?!?"

I posted it on Facebook: "Please note the purple girl playing drums on the left and the yellow man on the right playing what I was assured by the artist is a banjo. Also, she seems to have created some sort of symbol-based language and written a code at the top."

See for yourself:


One of the first comments I received on this was from a friend of my husband who made a very astute observation in regards to the symbols at the top. He said that the drum/banjo wedding band must be a Zeppelin cover band. Observe:

Then my friend, the brilliant and talented Joslyn Gray (aka Stark.Raving.Mad.Mommy) tried to decode it and sent me this with the following comment:

"Annotated with symbol interpretation. She's a GENIUS. Although I'm not sure what having an Alcoholics Anonymous symbol floating over your head says about her thoughts on your marriage"

I asked Mini about the symbols and she claims that it's a sentence that when read properly reads "Love Mommy and Daddy because [insert eye roll] IT'S A WEDDING." She also looked very annoyed that I was bothering her and stated repeatedly that they were NOT symbols, they were peoples.

(c)Herding Turtles 2009 - 2013


  1. Bwaahahahaha !!! :-D Awesome !! The guy with the alleged "banjo" looks very suspicious to me... hahahaha... looks like a drawing of 'male naughty parts'....pfffttttt!!! LoL Such a fabulous little story - thank you for my early morning laugh and smile. This one will keep me going all day :-D
    IKE xx

  2. Why is mommy's dress all bloody?!

  3. I see that instead of the traditional white gown you opted for purple, and, um, covered in blood?

    1. I was going to say something about the fact that it looked like Mini had added some smeared blood to the picture, lol.

  4. Lol. Pink drew a similar pic except it was her with her BF. Shudder.


    Then there's Sky interpretation of church:


    I know I shouldn't post links for fear of being accused of spamming (or whatever it's called--see how good I am with this whole Internet thing?) but I know you'll love these, Lydia, so I couldn't resist.

  5. Those symbols are clearly wedding bells! Questionable banjo but clearly bells.

  6. It is like a porn version of Carrie with some Da Vinci code mixed in.

  7. Those symbols are clearly wedding bells! Questionable banjo, but clearly bells.

  8. This is hilarious! I thought the one sign was an altar and if so, Mini is an art prodigy though the banjo might set her back a bit. That drummer seems to have pretty big boobs. :)

  9. Daddy looks mighty angry! Perhaps he is jealous of the yellow guy's banjo!

  10. This is great but to this day my all-time favorite kid picture is the drawing from your post "Keep your baby off the pole". I was crying at work reading that one. It was also so funny as our son was in Kindergarden at the time and his drawing would come back with notes on them similarly. Great post, Mini is very talented!

  11. The banjo reminds me of a geoduck.

  12. Why are we ignoring the man looking on with the huge....? I can't be the only one who is seeing that?

  13. The third symbol is most definitely the Star Trek insignia. :) Live Long and Prosper - perfect for a wedding.

  14. the guy with the huge banjo you mean

  15. I wish my husband had a banjo like that...

  16. My. That is quite the impressive...ummm..banjo. Guess the Best Man is Mr Bojangles.
    Purple bridesmaid looks like she has the hovercraft ready to get the hell outta Dodge.
    The bride is clearly a member of the purple wearing red hat society, complete with boobs akimbo.
    The last symbol is an upright vacuum cleaner, which is also the universal symbol for housework.

    She is a genius.

  17. wow. I need a man with a banjo like that......um............er...........for my WEDDING.

  18. The third symbol looks suspiciously like a womb to me. No?

  19. I realize this comment is like a month late, but I was catching up with mommy land... I laughed so hard I cried. I mean ugly cried. From laughter. Is that even possible?




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