2.11.2011

The Demise of the Other Mother

Lately, E has been illustrating the tale of his Real Home and his Other Mother. Yes, far from letting the fantastical story drop, he's continued to build on it, adding layers of history and detail so that it has come to resemble the epic origins of a superhero. 


Around Christmas time, he decided that his Real Home was located on the North Pole. In this picture, you can see the massive igloo castles, the soaring bridges and train tracks crisscrossing his estate, and one of his 300 Jeeps parked out front. {He fell in love with the idea of a Jeep after riding in his Uncle's.}


And then, tragically, the Bad Guys "sneeked up to the North Pole and throwed bombs and BURNED the house down!" This is where he gets a sad, wistful look on his face and calmly tells me that his Real Family died in the fire. He barely escaped with his Jeep.


But the Bad Guys pursued him, blowing up his Jeep and leaving him to perish in the desert. "And that's when you guys found me. I was waiting by the bus stop," he says, raising his thumb as though hitching for a ride. 


So there you have it. I am but a lucky proxy mother, raising a multi-billionaire superhero in relative anonymity until he reaches manhood and can seek his revenge on the Bad Guys. Hopefully, by then he will have overcome his fear of the dark. :)

5 comments:

The Dragonfly said...

You need to get that boy an agent and a publisher. I see a promising children's series coming on.

merelyLooking said...

Tragic. But a much better way for her to go than by *hehum* .... murder. :)

The Wingnut's said...

I am totally sucked in. Will patiently await the next chapter!

The Queen Vee said...

I love kids drawings and stories, their imaginations haven't been limited by age yet. I saved some of my children's stories I hope you do the same. These are precious.

Apis Melliflora said...

So many of the best children's stories involve a secret or alternate world. Your author/illustrator is a natural at flexing his literary muscle.

Remember those great children's book kits you recommended as Christmas presents a couple of years ago. Your little fella needs one for these stories.

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