A 3-year-old girl's drawing of her dad brought joy and laughter to many people and serves as a reminder of the importance of encouraging children to express themselves through art.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on March 25, 2023. It has since been updated.
As a parent, it's always heartwarming to see your child take to art. However, one Reddit user u/sunnyismybunny got more than he bargained for when his 3-year-old daughter drew a picture of him. He shared the drawing on Reddit, and the response from his wife was, shall we say, less than supportive. The drawing in question depicts a stick-figure man with a giant head, a small body, and what appears to be a pair of devil horns. His arms are oddly positioned, and his legs, oh sorry there are no legs! To say it's not an accurate representation of the dad is an understatement.
But what makes this drawing truly hilarious is the expression on the dad's face. He's got a huge smile, a few square teeth, and what appears to be a single eyebrow raised in a questioning manner. It's the kind of drawing that could make anyone laugh, and that's exactly what the mom did. Many people reacted to this. One user says, "This is legitimately good. Most three-year-olds are still in the amoeba stage."
"I always called it potato head phase. Everybody is just a round shape with a face and 4 sticks representing legs/arms.", says another user. Another one commented, "That’s actually very good for a 3-year-old. Most kids' brain development struggles with the placement of body parts up until around the age of 5 to 6."
"Serious Dad comment here - First - She drew you smiling and that's the most important part. A lot of kids' emotions come through the drawing so the big, toothy smile is literally the most important part of this! Second - this is freaking hilarious. My kid constantly drew me looking like Brian May from Queen, despite the fact I'm average height, above average weight, and have very short hair. So nothing like Brian May." said another user.
Another one said, "I'm so proud of her!!! She's incredible and very talented! Please please encourage her to draw more because she is extremely skilled for her age. Tell her we Reddit-ers love how creative she is!!"
The drawing brought joy and laughter to many people. The dad was proud of his daughter's creativity and shared the drawing for the world to see. It is a reminder that art can come in many forms, and sometimes it is the imperfections that make it truly special. It is important to encourage children to express themselves through art, regardless of their skill level. Art can be therapeutic and help children to develop their creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills. By encouraging children to create, we are helping to foster their growth and development. The drawing of the dad by his 3-year-old daughter may not have been entirely accurate, but it was still a wonderful expression of creativity and imagination. It brought joy and laughter to many people and serves as a reminder of the importance of encouraging children to express themselves through art.