So I’m sitting in stake conference, feeling rather smug that our kids are behaving so well. They are allowed to bring notebooks and pens to stake conference (but not to regular Sunday meetings) and they were doodling away very quietly. An hour or so into the meeting, 7-year-old passes me his notebook so that I can appreciate his artwork.
The page is titled “Steak in a Circle,” and pictures a large circle with, yes, a piece of raw-looking marbled meat in it.
So can you tell me what this particular piece of art says about the psyche of my child? Couldn’t he draw something nice, like a flower? Or even the typical violent jedi pictures that abound at our house? What’s with the slab of flesh?
(By the way, he followed it up with “Flower in an oval,” at my request. But the next one was a croquet mallet pounding a lectern and microphone. Psychotherapists here we come.)