The Quick Draw Conclusion
“I’ve drawn you mummy!” says my eager little artist daughter, giggling at the image she has so far protected from the group.
We are sat at a friends’ house catching up. My 5-year-old daughter absorbs herself into her sketchbook working on portraits of each of us in the room, while the grown ups talk. “Look, it’s finished!” she yells out excitedly, turning her notebook around. Bursting out laughing, she says, “Mummy, you look like fat Cheryl!” pointing to my friend (cue much blushing from Cheryl, and gasps of horror around the room). I immediately jump in and tell her that isn’t a very nice thing to say, and to say sorry. She withdraws quickly within herself, turns a deep crimson and starts to well up, genuinely shocked.