Thursday, July 31, 2008

Extreme Makeover: Asian Edition


Today, Bri handed me a picture she had just colored of me, her sister, and herself. This isn't unusual, but I should mention that there is always a very clear difference in Bri's drawings between the way she draws herself, and the way she draws the rest of her family. There's no mistaking which person in the drawing is supposed to be Bri. Here's one of her "normal" drawings of us, as we would usually look:But the picture she drew for me today was different. Very different. We're all Chinese. I said, "Oh, that's neat. We all look alike in this picture! Do you ever kinda wish we all looked alike?"

She said, "Yeah. I knew you guys would rather be Chinese, instead of just... you know... plain. So I just decided to make you that way."

I guess this shows I'm either really succeeding or seriously failing at making her feel positive about the way she looks and about our differences- I'm not sure which! But it sure was funny the way she said it. She really emphasized the word plain! lol!!

So, here's our new and improved Chinese makeover (I think Bri looks exactly like a Chinese Charlie Brown!):

10 comments:

myminivanrocks said...

Beautiful!

Kelly said...

I love it. You all look great Chinese!

Christina said...

oh my gosh, that is hysterical. And so great that she made you chinese instead of making herself "plain"! And I think she's got a lot of talent - that's a really good drawing! :-)

LaLa said...

I love it!!! Guess we all could use a makeover : )

Angel said...

That is AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! I adore that. I pray all our sweet ones have that confidence in their beauty. Angel

Lina said...

That is just so precious! Love it!!

Laura L. said...

Oh my goodness, that really made me laugh! I love her drawing.
Loved how you shared this story. That's great.
Who knew we were do "plain"?

Laura L. said...

I've given you an award!

http://ajoyfulfamily.blogspot.com/2008/07/award.html

char said...

I love it! I enjoy that she chose the word "plain". I think that says something. I hope I can inspire the same feelings in my son. Any pointers?

sassy chic said...

You know that precious little girl takes my breath away! You are doing a wonderful job with her! Love you my dear wonderful friend!
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