Who would have known…

June 24, 2009

Okay, so I’ve been retired for all of about a week now and I’m still kind of new to this whole “stay at home dad thing”, but that’s no excuse for the mistake I made earlier this week.  The boys were a bit over the top so I ran down to the neighborhood “Red Box” (video vending machine that will eventually be the death of Block Buster) and purchased an animated movie for the boy’s viewing pleasure.

I thought I was doing really well getting a cartoon and all.  The last movie I got for Mack was “Hellboy II”- probably a little inappropriate for the intended audience.  I can just see the crowd of angry parents gathering with pitchforks and torches.  But before you go stringing me up, remember I got a cartoon this time.  Shane was exercising some good parental judgement- well almost.

The DVD I got for them was “The Simpson Movie”- as in Homer, Bart, Marge and the gang.  I knew it was questionable, but hell this show ran for years on network television- how bad could it possibly be?

The attached photo may answer that question:

I call this masterpiece “Simson Guy”

Lets disect this piece of art shall we?

First of all the caption- “Dad this is for you, look at my finger”.  How should I interpret that?  Is Cayden flipping me the bird or simply wanting me to marvel at how well he has mastered drawing the traditional cartoon four-fingered hand?

BTW- whats up with the other hand?  It has  three fingers and two thumbs and it looks like it’s getting ready to “Pimp” slap me.

My initial reaction is that I have a very artistic, but angry, child sending me a message.

I think Cayden understood that his picture was a bit profane as well.  Like most things that my boys want to protect from the public at large it was secured with electrical tape- a staple item in our home.

However, if you can get past the whole middle finger thing the rest of the drawing is pretty legit.  Cayden drew his main character with proportionate dimensions, which is a huge improvement over drawings of the past.  Aside from the wacky hands and the absence of a neck, I would say he did a really good job.  Too bad I can’t encourage more of the same- I really think he found his niche.

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darev2005 posted the following on June 24, 2009 at 11:34 am.

It seems they are at their age when trying to shock people is the main entertainment. I remember some of the awful things I pulled at that age. At least he drew that character with clothes on!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance posted the following on June 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm.

ummm, I’ll have to say from here…it looked like a clothed p—- giving me the finger…and my favorite cartoons were Rocky and Bullwinkle and that kid with the thinking cap…must have been something I was exposed to later in life…

shane posted the following on June 25, 2009 at 6:27 am.

You’re right should be grateful for the little things like clothes.

Teri- it looked like a clothed P—- (?) help me out, I’m drawing a blank and it’s bugging the crap out of me

Tango posted the following on June 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm.

lol….clothed penis. Nice, Teri 🙂

Teri and the cats of Furrydance posted the following on June 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm.

colloquially known as a pecker…


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