Thursday, November 6, 2008

You guessed it...............or not.

Here it is! The post you've all been waiting for!

The answers to "What on earth did Max draw?"

Sketch #1.

Sorry, nobody even came close to guessing this one correctly.
It is a spider. See the eight legs protruding from it's large head?
I'm not sure why it has ears.
The really cool thing about this spider, is if you turn it upside down, it has a huge smile on it's face!
Max draws a ton of these pictures where it's a frowny face and you turn it upside down to get a smiley face.
This way he can sing the "If you chance to meet a frown" song over and over and over and over.......

(And you wouldn't believe how many times people google the phrase "If you chance to meet a frown" and end up on my blog. It's mind boggling.)

If you look closely, there is a circle above the spider's right eye. Max said that this is the spider's waist.

Picture #2.

Damama came the closest to guessing this one when she said "Dishes and food on a placemat. "

This is actually a picture of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You can totally see the peanut butter and jelly on the pieces of bread. What you can't see is how carefully he spread the peanut butter and jelly with the crayon. (seriously, it took him FOREVER!) And today when he was having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch he needed to have this picture to look at while he was eating.

Picture #3.

Bonnie came the closest by guessing "his cars in a parking lot?"

This, believe it or not, is a garbage truck. (Or as it tends to be pronounced at our house "gwrarbage) See the tires on the big blob? See the three garbage cans at the bottom (two regular cans and one recycle)
If you look closely you can see the garbage can grabber thing on the side of the truck.

Picture #4.

Lisaway came remarkably close to getting this one. She said "a kid who ate too much candy vomiting into a toilet bowl, with the lid up."

Max was sick yesterday, and he drew a picture of himself throwing up in the toilet with the lid up. What I love most about this picture is how he's smiling while he's throwing up. It looks like he's probably losing his peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or at least the jelly. The spikey hair is kind of cute too.

What he didn't draw was a picture of himself throwing up on the carpet and two blankets.

And for the bonus mystery phrase.

Lola came the closest by saying "it is Also a Pumpkin, that did also poop in it's pants, and also needs its cars taken away."

Yes, he was talking about the moldy pumpkin, but the exact phrase was


Apparently he reads his words from top to bottom.

Honorable mention goes to Aunty Em who guessed "puking bat" because the letters are pretty darn close to where he threw up on the carpet.

That concludes my post on interpreting toddler art.
Thank you for playing!!


Kristina P. said...

Wait, we were supposed to guess the pictures?!?!?! I was just laughing at their cutness!

And I lose to 3 year-olds everytime.

LisAway said...


I won the throwing up one, silly goose!! I even wrote "in the toilet with the lid up," exactly like you did.

How much did Bonnie pay you to ignore my guess? :)

Jillybean said...

LisAway, please accept my most heart felt apologies. I have edited the post to give you your well earned bragging rights.

Bonnie, you came in second on that one.

Mum-me said...

I am amazed that anyone could guess the pics. I can't even guess my own toddler's pictures, (Even when they give me lots of clues.)

Bonnie the Boss said...

I love it. I was just telling a friend about your blog and how funny Max is. because she has a little girl a bit like him and she was saying she could post about her every day. I told her to do it because I love Max. Her daughter is equally funny in my eyes and I would love to read about her antics every day.

elizasmom said...

I loved the pictures before, but now that I know what they are, they are even more fantastic. I especially adore the spider one with the additional circle for the waist.

And his writing is the best! I love how little kids aren't bound by things like proper order for the letters, or reading left to right and down.

Annette Lyon said...

Those are classic. Love every one of them. They all make sense after the fact.

Elizabeth said...

So cute. Snorkie and Max would have such fun together...unless either of them was throwing up. I love that fact that he drew a picture of himself throwing up and smiling!

Had to tell you that I got FASIO as a WV on another blog and decided it had to be Fabio's younger, less popular brother.

Jillene said...

Oh--I feel bad I missed this!! STUPID COMPUTER!!

Maraiya said...

None of my thoughts were even close. I thought picture 1 was a picture of Max when you told him, "No. You cannot also have another piece of fudge." I'm kinda happy I didn't look close enough at the vomiting one to guess it correctly. I know I'm a mom and deal with it when I have to but bleh - vomit remains one of my least favorite things on the planet.

Jo said...

I wasn't even close on any of my guesses. Now I am glad I didn't say anything, no one likes to be the lamest.

Aunty Em said...

I was so close! I love this game.

Jessica G. said...

Bad pumpkin? I'm impressed that he got it that close to the actual words.

Wendy said...

OH!! I missed the first part of the post to guess!! those are cute

jen said...

How could I miss these posts? I am so disappointed in myself. These are fabulous. I feel certain that Max has a great career as an artist ahead of him. So much of art is expression. And he clearly knows how to think outside of the box.

Damama T said...

YAY! I ALMOST WON SOMETHING! LOL! I kept looking at the colors on there but couldn't figure it out. Now that you say PB&J it is all so clear! LOLOL!!