Thursday, November 08, 2007

a self portrait

caleb is the oldest of our three kids. he is 7 years old and in mrs. fritz 2nd grade class. as a class project each student drew a self portrait of themselves for their class t-shirt. this past week the t-shirts arrived! when i saw the picture my son drew of himself i had to laugh out loud. i know he is creative. i know he is fun loving and free spirited. however, when i saw his self portrait i realized he sees himself in that same light. i love that he is free to be himself and is ok with being different. i look at his self portrait and am reminded of how creative our God is and how we, as his creation, were designed in his "creative" image.

yes, he is wearing sunglasses, listening to an ipod (note: earphones & music notes), his hair is in a mohawk and i am fairly positive he is sporting a gotee. side note: caleb can't wait to have body hair - he thinks it is super cool. i have found him, several times, staring at his legs or staring at his reflection in the mirror looking for a "dark" hair.

caleb wearing his class t-shirt

2 comments:

sarah said...

misty - LOL on caleb's self-portrait, your kids are a riot! i'll never forget when caleb was born! i linked up to you... it was awesome to see you too! xxxoooo, sarah

melissa said...

what a fun idea! i love that there is a shirt with all of the kids' self-portraits on them. so interesting to think of what i would have drawn of myself at that age: probably someone so different from me these days, perfectly in the lines, very serious, with glasses and probably her nose in a book. great job, caleb!