Self Portrait

I had a post on facebook a while back about Eli’s self portrait drawing done at school.  It’s a pretty accurate drawing, except for the skin color.  When I asked him why he made himself black, he corrected me saying, “Mom!  I’m not black, I’m dark brown!”  If only he had seen his class picture that I had just received finally from the school.  A sea of light, medium, dark brown AND black……and a smidge of quite white.  Him.  Love that boy.

like the official class photo we received

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Eve on July 22, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I LOVE it! You’ve gotta bring that picture home for the scrapbook. (that I’m sure you’ve been keeping up there). 🙂

    Reply

  2. Posted by Carol on July 24, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Such memories for “babes!”

    Reply

  3. Posted by AMERIKA on July 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    And black hair!!! Love it.

    Reply

  4. Eli, the American African! Can’t wait to see you dudes.

    Reply

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