Friday, May 6, 2016

Art History and Pancakes

"Mom, I don't know if I should be allowed to sit on this side of the booth."

"Why  not?"

"I can see in that painting right there, that lady isn't wearing her shirt."

"That's a copy of a famous painting by an artist named Paul Gauguin."

"But why isn't she wearing a shirt?"

"They're women in Tahiti."

"Okay, but they probably got really uncomfortable sunburns."


  1. Smart kiddo. It IS an uncomfortable sunburn and the WORST when it start itching.

  2. When Ella was 4 or 5 we had dropped my mom off at the airport and were heading home when Ella announced that she had to go to the bathroom. There weren't a lot of options along the route, so I was pleading with her to hang on as long as she could. We passed a "gentlemen's" club called the Landing Strip, and she asked why we couldn't stop there. I was so flustered and so worn out at the first thing that popped out of my mouth was "because ladies dance without clothes on there." After a pause, she said "Well that's not very polite." I agreed with her, and we made it to the next gas station. The place is still there, and I laugh every time I have to take someone to the airport.