Tuesday, November 3, 2009

«Innocence of a Child»

As a grade-school assignment, one little girl drew this when asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to be when she grew up.
When I Grow up... I what to be like mommy!
The teacher sent a note home with the student asking about the odd drawing and a note accompanied the child the following day explaining the drawing's meaning:

Dear Mrs. Severson,

I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer.

I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.

From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.

Mrs. Anita Sampson

Moral of the story: Don't forget to check your child's homework!

Yes, this story is all over the internet. So what? Now it's here, too. I'm sure it's new to some of you.


  1. Oh, sure. Of course that's a shovel. Anyone can tell that.


  2. it looks like a great shovel to me


  3. @ Stefan: Yeah, it's very common for children to draw objects at a larger scale than people. That is how a child would draw a shovel.

  4. That's nothing; my little sister's best friend in grade school cheerfully told the teacher when asked that she wanted to be a prostitute when she grew up. I guess that's what we get for having the house of Lola Montez ( ) as one of the major landmarks in our town (my fourth grade class even went there for a school field trip, seriously).

  5. I thought the drawing was of a person digging a grave, but if it's a snow shovel, that's cool too, I guess...


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