Friday, September 02, 2005


Cats and Dads

Dad is sick. He is coughing on everything and can't talk.

He reads to me and my sister at night but he can't read much. So this time I read to him.

I can read a couple books if I know the words. One I am really good at is Cat in the Hat.

It is a weird book. Mom left the kids alone in the house and they just let the Cat in! My Mom says NEVER open the door to strangers.

But it's okay because the Cat is funny and does neat things and then picks up afterward. Then Mom comes home and they don't tell her.

I asked Dad why there's no dad in the story. He says some families don't have dads at home, and that's okay.

But want to know what I think? I think the Cat IS the dad, dressed up in a cat costume. And he probably had a key to get in!

That's what my Dad would do.

He likes Cat in the Hat too. He likes to say "It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how." That is a good saying from the book.

I tried to draw a cat picture for my Dad like they have in the book. It's hard to draw like other people.

But Dad still liked it.

He needs to go to bed and stop coughing now.



What a great cat picture! I know what you mean about it being hard to draw like someone else. Even so, there's something in the eyes of the cat you drew that definitely makes me think of the Cat in the Hat that Dr. Seuss drew. I really enjoy your blog. I have two young girls (two and four years old) who also enjoy art. I am going to show them your blog, because I know they'll love it.
Take care of your dad buddy!!! Hope he gets better soon!!!!
Hey Thomas,

THANK YOU!!! I received the drawing you drew for me. I'm so happy to have an Art Lad original drawing!! It's on the refrigerator right now, but Beth plans to frame it for me. Tell your dad and sister "thank you" for all the other neat stuff that he sent. Beth was sooo excited when she opened the box...and we have the little RoboDog running around the living room right now. It's our "pet" since we aren't allowed real animals in the apartment where we live.
That is really cool!!! I've never seen anything like it before. I can remember when I was 6. I could hardly even draw a cat. I'm looking at your drawing of a cat, and its better than i've ever even seen in my life.
I'm 10 and a half years old now. I just put a piece of art in my cousin's journal called "Stupid penguin stuck on a cliff that is really only ten feet high."
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