Tuesday, January 22, 2008

What I did on the MLK holiday

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My 11 year old daughter loves to draw and this is her portrait of our family on Monday. Yeah, that pretty well sums it up. Somehow I'm always behind on whatever novel I'm working on, and so I end up locking myself in my bedroom and threatening the children with extra jobs if they keep bothering me.

As you can see, my five-year-old is slipping notes to me under the door while her older brother terrorizes everyone. Just another day in the Rallison household.

18 comments:

Michele Holmes said...

Great picture! It strongly resembles our household this past Monday as well. Things got better when I finally gave up on writing anything (after two hours and a total of two good lines)and went bowling with the family. Guess we should both know by now that school holidays are NOT the time to get a darn thing done.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Love the picture. I know exactly how you feel.

azang said...

That drawing is fantastic, your daughter is brilliant!

Janette Rallison said...

Yeah, she is a way better artist than I am. I'll have to put some more of her pictures up sometime. (When she is angry with me I frequently have horns.)

Nerd Goddess said...

Lol, that picture is great! Hope you can catch up...

tenacious d said...

She's talented! This scene is an exaggeration...right??? :)

Heather B. Moore said...

WHY do the kids have MKD off? And President's day for that matter? Everyone else has to work (like us writers).

I had an "important" call come in and I had to say "I'm working at home today"--I always work at home, but how else could I excuse the banging on my office door?

Lillian Syville said...

Wow that looks so much like our house most days. lukily my brothers were canoeing on mlk day so i had the house almost to myself ( my mom and littlest brother were there)

Shellie said...

How cute! That's what it looks like when I lock the bathroom door behind me too.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

This is hysterical, Janette! Love the notes coming under the door. I want to read them! ;-)
Hey, congrats on the Whitney award nomination! That is so cool. I was checking out the LDS Storymakers conference. It's tempting to go and meet all the wonderful writers . . . like you.

Josi said...

If the woman were blonde and there were less boy children on the other side of the door, that could be me. However, I lack discipline and got no writing done. I'm jealous. The picture is awesome.

Janette Rallison said...

The LDS Storymakers conference is a blast! If you come be sure to find me and say hi!

Anonymous said...

Very cute pic!! ^_^
i love your books they are both funny and romantic!!!! i can't wait intill ur next book!!! :]

Anne Bradshaw said...

Whoa! That's an excellent drawing for an eleven year old. She has a sense of humor just like her mom's :-)

Julie Wright said...

HAHAAAAAA! If you made the writer's hair blonde, that would be a picture of my household.

Rebecca Talley said...

So glad to see it's not just my house!

Love the drawing!

asenath said...

I love her drawings--tell her to send me some!
And someone asked if it was an exaggeration...it's not. :)

Stephan White said...

That drawing is fantastic, your daughter is brilliant!
Glyn Willmoth