Lab Visit…

Yesterday, my son went on a field trip from school. He was taken to a nearby higher secondary school, specifically to the science lab, so that these four-year-olds can get familiarised with the subject.

When I went to pick him up later, I was told most of the children enjoyed the visit and asked a lot of questions.

After coming back, all the children were asked to draw pictures of what they had learnt or their take on science or something along those lines.

The pictures were then put up outside class to the eager parents.

Most of the children had tried to draw a butterfly or a potted plant or earth and sun or an egg morphing into a butterfly.

The teacher had written down what each child had told her about his/her drawing.

The last drawing is what my son has done. Its nothing but vengeful scribblings with all the colours he could find.

The footnote says, “Monster & a boy. (Skeleton)” I have absolutely no clue what that means.

I know I’m supposed to view with an open mind and all that.

But I’m seriously worried for him…


  1. maami said,

    July 10, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Avan Jackson Pollack maadiri imaginative-a abstract-a nature-a represent pannaran ma!
    Critical appreciation of art course pannadileya neenga?

    Illiye maami! 🙂

  2. bombaygirl said,

    July 11, 2008 at 9:00 am

    That is so FUNNY! I love it. Take that, you over-acheiving 4-yr-olds! I can just see those prissy little boys drawing their plants and flowers and caterpillars. And your little one furiously getting the colors down on the paper so he can be done with this trite little assignment. 🙂

    Exactly my husband’s sentiments! But I was a little worried that he’s not sticking to the given brief! 🙂

  3. Pradeep said,

    July 15, 2008 at 3:21 am

    You tamizh ammas are so desperate to secure your kids’ futures.
    I have seen desperate tamizh ammas send kids to dance class, paattu class, tennis class, cricket coaching, even handwriting class expecting the same kid to blossom into a Sachin Tendulkar, MS Subbulakshmi, Albert Einstein and Bill Gates rolled into one!!
    Tamizh boys are the smartest and samathest (superlative of samathu :)) around, so you needn’t worry. 😛

    Thanx!! Actually I’m not that desperate!! Or maybe I’m too lazy to chauffer him to various classes!! I just stick to school for now!!

  4. Rajitha said,

    July 15, 2008 at 6:23 am

    omg..ur son is too cute…

    Thanx! 🙂

  5. Mitr said,

    July 15, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    First time here..the pics brought back a memory of school days. Don’t fret too much, he is just being creative and dfifferent.
    Thank you!! And thanx for dropping by!

  6. buddy said,

    July 18, 2008 at 3:56 am

    this is what modern art is made of…


  7. lakshmi said,

    July 18, 2008 at 8:42 am

    looks familar! My kids still put out work that compete with your notion of your son 🙂 at 13 and 10!! At least you can still hope your son has some of your artist genes. Can’t go wrong between you and your husband.
    Mine have no hope. Maybe they’ll marry someone with a lil’ bit of creativity.

    🙂 All the very best!! You’ll make a great mom-in-law!!

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