Sunday, December 11, 2011

Illustration Friday-- Separated

Those of you who have more than one boy in your family will know that brothers cannot stop touching each other.  Pushing, poking, kicking, tripping, wrestling, tousling each other's hair, you get the idea, right?  It's always something.  The neverending chaos is enough to drive this peace-seeking soul out of her ever-lovin' mind.

Once, when my little guy was just shy of three, we were baking something together that required us to separate the eggs.  Patting myself on the back for making this an educational experience, and distracting myself from the inevitable cringe that comes with tiny hands slamming the egg into the side of the bowl, I explained, "We have to separate the eggs.  Do you know what separate means?"  To which he replied, "Don't fight?"...

And another thought for "separated":

You can take the tree out of Christmas, but you can't take the Christmas out of the tree.
Just sayin'


  1. AAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW! This is a most wonderful post!!! Hehehehe. Your son's response was so adorable. I love what you say about the tree. Around here, we love Christmas. My son and I woke up early and before the sun came up we strung the lights around the garage. My daughter cried when I told her that I was not putting up decorations because we just had to take them down anyway. Of course I was just joking but my husband scolded me for making such a joke. Geesh!

    Your illustrations are always adorable and beautiful.


  2. Love the story and the illustration Krista. My son is 16 and he and my 26 year old daughter still are at each other all the time, poking, picking, prodding, irritating... You get the picture. It goes on and on and on.

  3. Heeheeheeheeeeee! Aah, both your illustrations are deliciously beautiful. And that story about your son? Absolutely priceless! Hahahahahahaha, that's so cute!

    I want to dive into your whipped cream!

  4. Lovely drawings! I particularly love those four squat and adorable little trees. The detail and shapes are great!

  5. Children are priceless :) Love the story and the illustrations!

  6. LOVE! And I can totally relate with my two young men in my life.
    Wonderful share,

  7. Hehe I love your story and the moral about the Christmas Tree :) And the trees are so beautiful and Joyous and make even a humbug like me feel all Christmassy!

    thank you :)