It’s that season again. Spring parent-teacher conferences mean it’s time to get the official assessment of your Kindergartner’s progress since November, and more importantly, admire his artwork.
Kindergarten artwork is always instructive for gaining insight into the minds of five-year-olds. This piece tells of Buster’s limitless imagination, and rudimentary spelling.
It’s the Kindergarten equivalent of “If I won the lottery,” and just like everyone who’s ever won the lottery, our kindergartner would attempt to buy everything. Lottery winnings have never succeeded in buying everything, and I doubt a pot of gold would either, but then I don’t have any better idea of the price of everything than he does, so maybe a pot of gold would just do it. I guess it would depend upon the size of the pot.
On the other hand, I’m glad he’s got an open-ended shopping list, because I’ve got lots of stuff lying around the house I’d like to sell him, starting with a playroom full of broken toys.
This holdover from Valentine’s Day seemed odd at first. It’s the only image of a hooking penalty I’ve ever seen captured in a heart cutout. Art critics could spend weeks speculating on the deeper meaning of this piece. The kid has never played hockey or even paid attention to a hockey game on TV. He doesn’t skate and he’s never touched a hockey stick that was taller than him and not made of plastic.
Looking at it from a hockey perspective is probably the incorrect view. At a basic level this is an image of one guy jabbing another guy with a stick. That’s something every five-year-old boy can relate to. I wouldn’t be surprised if the artist imagined the jabbee to be the jabber’s older brother. Therefore, he had it coming. What kindergartner wouldn’t admire a photo snapped at that moment of triumph when he whacked his brother with a stick? The only shame is that he couldn’t find a photo of a good, solid slashing penalty.
Oh well. There’s another whole year, and half of 1st grade, to find a more romantic, major penalty picture to put inside the next heart.
Wish I got a valentine’s card this sweet xD
Kids who like jabbing each other with sticks give the sweetest valentines.
It is probably a leprechaun’s magic pot of gold that never runs out, so you could indeed purchase everything with it. Except my stuff. I’m kind of a hoarder and can’t bear to part with anything. But there is no point in telling your kindergartner and ruining his dreams
Oh yeah. I bet he never even considered what to do about hoarders. Kindergartners are so loose with the details of their plans.
Except when it comes to hockey sticks and big brothers!
These things are priorities.
I think that a pot of gold could buy just about everything a kindergartner could imagine wanting.
Remember: kindergartners’ imaginations are subject to inflation.
Without someone’s imagination, you wouldn’t be communicating with on the internet…nor would that imagination now have their own pot of gold. Right on, Buster!
I appreciate the imagination. I just wish it would get me a pot of gold too.
I can’t wait to see what Easter brings…
And yes, good luck with moving all your current possessions out to make room for that “everything.” And just think, you’ll have one killer garage sale later.
And, I’d like to correct you on the whole “hockey image” – that was simply one brother pulling in another brother (with aid of stick, because he kept sliding away) for a hug. It’s clearly obvious. Valentine’s day = hug day = love. See…even a math equation you weren’t aware of…
Good thing, we parents, aren’t being graded.
We could have a killer garage sale right now. I feel like we already own most of everything when it comes to outgrown and broken toys.
I love kindergarten art.
How could you not?
I laughed out loud throughout this entire post! That note started it. The spelling, you know? And that hockey image with a heart around it …. only a boy, only a BOY would do something like that. Oh my goodness, Scott!! These stories are just precious beyond words, more then any pot of gold. 😂
I’d still take a pot of gold though. You know, just in case.
I love these little peeks into your 5-year-old’s world, the unabashed creativity of framing the sports page in a big pink heart. I also love that YOU love it, celebrate it even. 🙂
You know, if the sports page, or any of the newspaper, regularly came framed in a pink heart, I’d probably read it more often.
I also got my fair share of valentine’s cards but from Princess.
Did she have a favorite violent sport through which to express her love?