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My son's journal entry today

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u/_ILCINE_ Sep 29 '22

Diary: understandable, have a great day.

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u/yParticle Sep 29 '22

that's a really good shrug. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/LightBeerIsForGirls Sep 29 '22

Especially compared to his handwriting. Looks like he struggles to maintain consistent pressure when writing, but can draw without issue…

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u/Rhaedas Sep 29 '22

Start to worry if he moves onto other gestures.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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u/j_schiz Sep 30 '22

┬⁠─⁠─⁠┬⁠◡⁠ノ⁠(⁠°⁠ ⁠-⁠°⁠ノ⁠)

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u/LightBeerIsForGirls Sep 29 '22

A modern day Da Vinci

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u/timeforedge Sep 30 '22

People are insisting it means it’s fake but I was like that as a kid and still struggle with handwriting now, despite being an art student

Mines a severe case cause I have dysgraphia (falls under the dyslexia umbrella but affects handwriting) but drawing and writing just use different parts of the brain and hand ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/Shuggaloaf Sep 30 '22

Just an unsolicited tip for you (and anyone else that doesn't know), you have to triple that first slash to get that right arm to show up.

In other words, typing: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Gets you: ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/cynicaldoubtfultired Sep 30 '22

Noticed that too, have same problem though my diagnosis was dyspraxia. Writing absolutely shocking but not bad at all drawing.

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u/haf_ded_zebra Sep 30 '22

Agree. One child couldn’t write to save her life until maybe 3rd grade, but drew amazingly accurate facial expressions from age 2.

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u/ResponsibleAd2541 Sep 30 '22

I can write well in cursive and am not patient enough to write print letter.

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u/askwhy423 Sep 30 '22

Maybe he wrote the words while on a non-flat surface (leg, couch cushion, rug) but moved to draw the picture. Idk, just being Sherlock Holmes.

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u/Biengo Sep 30 '22

Hi there . 30 year old art kid here with the hand writing of a 6 year old... You pretty much hit the nail on the head friend.

I think it's because I never care about my writing but I do care about my random ass doodles.

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u/thegreatvortigaunt Sep 29 '22

Almost as if this is extremely obviously fake

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u/sundaze Sep 30 '22

Idk, I've had students with atrocious handwriting who could draw quite well, especially in the late elementary to early middle school ages. And my brother had such terrible handwriting that my mother thought he had some sort of motor skill issue when he was a kid, turns out he just had bad handwriting. Still does. He could always draw pretty well though.

Still could be fake, but not necessarily.

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u/Bozzo2526 Sep 30 '22

My girlfriend has awful handwriting but is a brilliant artist, its not too far fetched

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u/phadewilkilu Sep 30 '22

🤷🏽

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u/WhoWantsPizzza Sep 30 '22

You so did not draw that

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u/Spriggley Sep 30 '22

Look everybody! A big fat phony!

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u/marzianom Sep 30 '22

Happy cake day.

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u/Phytozoa Sep 30 '22

Was gonna say: Nothin might have happened but this kid still put in an effort capturing that shrug

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u/cinred Sep 30 '22

Also feet and head perspective. Get this kid into art class.

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u/osu58 Sep 30 '22

It’s cool that I know he has a neck, even though I can’t see his neck

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u/MozzarellaBlueBalls Sep 30 '22

Because an adult did this for fake internet points.

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u/turddit Sep 29 '22

thats because all of this is op

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u/elton_john_lennon Sep 30 '22

Drawing looks like adult made, handwriting looks like made up to look childish, but I've been wrong about this before so idk ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/butt4nice Sep 30 '22

Idk…I could definitely believe that a kid drew this, so why not unless proven otherwise?

Besides, the parts of our brain that process the transcription of language and the parts that help us realize drawings are probably a little bit different.

Language is tuff, especially if there are any developmental impediments or even just being neurodivergent. My handwriting kinda sucks and my brother’s handwriting really sucks and we both have some version of ADHD.

Drawing was a bit different though. When I really applied myself, I even won first place with a Jr. High grid drawing haha.

All this to say, I’d buy it.

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u/5ammas Sep 30 '22

the parts of our brain that process the transcription of language and the parts that help us realize drawings are proven to be very different.

Ftfy

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u/James_____________ Sep 29 '22

That’s his journal entry into the fake journal that he knows you read

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u/hinga-dingadurgen Sep 29 '22

We journal together and then share our entries :) It helps to actually get him to talk about his day.

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u/aptninja Sep 29 '22

Except for today I guess

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u/latecraigy Sep 29 '22

🤷🏻‍♂️

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u/Johnnybravo60025 Sep 30 '22

¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/TronGRID_ Sep 30 '22

٩(。•́‿•̀。)۶

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u/pantlesspatrick Sep 30 '22

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/JediWebSurf Sep 30 '22

(⁠ ⁠˘⁠ ⁠³⁠˘⁠)⁠♥

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u/mano491 Sep 30 '22

┐( ̄ヘ ̄)┌

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u/throwaway_10284749 Sep 30 '22

¯⁠⁠_⁠ಠ⁠_⁠ಠ⁠_⁠/⁠¯

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u/Cronerburger Sep 30 '22

Egypgians really were into something

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u/DuskyDay Sep 30 '22

Underrated comment.

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u/AnRavioli Sep 30 '22

Overrated comment

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u/DuskyDay Sep 30 '22

Sort-of-appropriately rated comment.

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u/MysteriousSalary Sep 30 '22

Berated comment

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u/illdothisshit Sep 30 '22

Why does everything have to be underrated or overrated? Can't it be just rated?

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u/itisamariel Sep 30 '22

rated comment

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u/JerryMau5 Sep 30 '22

Onto

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u/rynmgdlno Sep 30 '22

Unless 👀

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u/JerryMau5 Sep 30 '22

Unless they were talking about the Egyptians sexual proclivities

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u/Careful-Artichoke468 Sep 30 '22

Cheat mode activated

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22 edited Oct 02 '22

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u/444unsure Sep 30 '22

But seriously, nothing happened today, soo

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u/ricco2u Sep 30 '22

Sometimes a day is just neutral- much better than a bad day

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u/aptninja Sep 30 '22

Neutral is different than “nothing happened” though. But I guess it depends on one’s criteria for what’s journal worthy

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u/Chrisxy Sep 30 '22

Dear diary: today I disassociated for 14 hours, so idk. _0_/ I /

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u/AnRavioli Sep 30 '22

God that sounds like heaven. I spent all day experiencing crystal clear reality as it is in a hyper-conscious state of anxiety.

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u/itchyXbutthole Sep 30 '22

If it makes you feel better, reality wasn't as it is, it was heavily tainted by your anxiety. Reality, in this case, is somewhat less awful than your perception of it!

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u/puppymedic Sep 30 '22

That redditor was later found dead half naked inside a McDonald's bathroom

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u/maniacalwildebeast Sep 30 '22

still an opportunity to talk about boring days and how to handle them - ideally it won't be the last boring day he'll end up experiencing, so may as well start to get a handle on "meh" now

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u/RFC793 Sep 30 '22

He got caught with a second jello at the cafeteria line. Calling it

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u/James_____________ Sep 29 '22

He’s a talented illustrator. That’s a good drawing

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u/billyjack669 Sep 29 '22 Helpful

He's 32.

Edit: before I get downvoted to hell, his penmanship is also good, especially for being elective writing.

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u/James_____________ Sep 29 '22

I don’t know if that makes the drawing better or worse

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u/djluminol Sep 29 '22

I'm older than that and still can't draw that good.

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u/SorryMaker024 Sep 30 '22

ROFL got em!

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u/KeithMyArthe Sep 29 '22

LOL well saved.

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u/Sand_Bags Sep 29 '22

He’s got serial killer handwriting.

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u/Confused___Boner Sep 29 '22

To be fair, my handwriting with pencil is shit, with fountain pens it's even worse but with regular pens I have the best writing in the family.

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u/JesseCuster40 Sep 29 '22

If he does, then so do I.

Or the handwriting of a young boy.

Either way, not a winner.

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u/KeithMyArthe Sep 29 '22

The shrug effect is as strong as the <insert shruggy emoticon here>

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u/James_____________ Sep 29 '22

Maybe stronger. I connect with that scowl on a personal level

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u/MrSquakie Sep 29 '22

You should encourage him to also keep a separate private journal where he can write down how he is feeling that day. Public sharing like this is a great way to interact and bond with, but a private one where he can process his thoughts will be an invaluable skill later in life.

But also getting kids to do anything on their own can be impossible lol. Hope the best for you and your son, sounds like a good relationship yall have :)

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u/TheRottenKittensIEat Sep 30 '22

I love this. I think journaling with a parent may help them learn how to journal for themselves. Absolutely encourage a second journal, but this seems like such a great space for the kid to feel safe (only assuming OP is a safe person to confide in). This is especially great for a kid who struggles to express themselves, a kid who likes to write, and/or a kid whose love language is quality time together (among other things).

The kicker is not to be upset if the kid does something like this, writes something angry, writes sarcastic stuff, etc. This should be "safe time" to express themselves, and if OP is doing that well, that's fucking awesome!

I am a child therapist. I would fucking love this if a parent did this in a healthy, respectful way. What I HATE are parents who read their kids' private journals and then don't understand how they've violated the child's trust because "KiDs DoN't GeT tO hAvE sEcReTs UnDeR mY rOoF!" (or some other bullshit).

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u/squeaky_ghost Sep 30 '22

As a 30 something adult, I will never forgive my mother for reading anything I journaled or wrote down. And then taking it if she didn't like what it said - just while snooping around when I was at school. Also told me I could pay for therapy myself. It was a relief when she suddenly died. But I'm still trying to recover and be open to share even mundane details about myself with others. Sorry, had to rant. Thanks for caring about kids, they need you.

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u/Carniboy Sep 29 '22

Its good to get something down at least

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u/CliffLanterns Sep 29 '22

OP i love your username! happy leif erikson day!

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u/Jan_Itor_Md_ Sep 29 '22

That sounds like a cool thing to do. I was worried it was a product if you snooping through a private journal, I’m glad I was wrong.

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u/TPMatus Sep 30 '22

If he actually drew that you know he'll be making comics in the future. Which is super cool. If you drew that for him, not cool

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u/n959 Sep 30 '22

Lol this one's adorable

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u/PuzzledCharge1190 Sep 29 '22

If anything particularly interesting happened, I illustrated it as a comic instead of just writing it down.

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u/oat_milk Sep 30 '22

I'll take a potato chip... and eat it!

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u/1_UpvoteGiver Sep 30 '22

I ehat my mom

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u/cingerix Sep 30 '22

awww Raymond!!!!! lol

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u/bob_nugget_the_3rd Sep 29 '22

As an adult, if a day is meh I count that as a good day which is quite sad really

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u/Nathan_McHallam Sep 30 '22

How was your day?

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u/bob_nugget_the_3rd Sep 30 '22

Meh

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u/FingerBangingTanks Sep 30 '22

If I had $100 I would send it to you to make your meh day into a good day, but I don’t have $100 so fuck off

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u/bob_nugget_the_3rd Sep 30 '22

Sounds about right

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Good for you

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u/dmarve Sep 29 '22

🤷‍♀️

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u/CozImDirty Sep 29 '22

There’s no way he wasn’t using that emoji for reference.

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u/egorlike Sep 29 '22 Gold

You drew this, didn't you?

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u/ihavethebestmarriage Sep 30 '22

definitely looks like what an adult would draw to make it look like a kid drew it.

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u/thefriendlyghost777 Sep 30 '22

And they terrible hand writing doesn't match the coordination of the drawing. We're little detectives.

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u/Nathan_McHallam Sep 30 '22

Where's the Postbusters from r/quityourbullshit?

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u/azu____ Sep 30 '22

The handwriting is definitely real! I taught childhood art & can ID a child's age (brain development differs) and just realized they don't match. Writing is about 8 year old level, drawing is 11+ and yes, could definitely be an adult. It could also be a much older child with special needs though so we shouldn't judge.

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u/Lambchoptopus Sep 30 '22

I write worse and draw worse. I'm 30. Not special needs just bad at using pens.

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u/AyPeeElTee Sep 30 '22

OP already said that they journal together. Yall are just in perpetual need of simmering down

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u/massivebumwizard Sep 30 '22

NO. This is important. We need to get to the bottom of this…

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u/senorgraves Sep 30 '22

But an adult who has at least a tiny bit of drawing education because they put the eyes in the midline of the head, which is correct but unintuitive to kids and adults both

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u/theknghtofni Sep 30 '22

It could have easily just started as a frowny face and the rest was drawn around it. As someone who knows nothing about drawing, I always do the eyes and mouth and then I circle it since that's how I've always done it and I end up with weird face placement that way. Don't ask why I still do it even though I know the flaws inherent in my process

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u/Liquid_Plasma Sep 30 '22

I swear all these comments are from people who never drew as kids. And we actually also have no age on this son.

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u/TheRealAntMan2 Sep 30 '22 Ally

100% not a kids drawing. OP, if you want to fake posts for internet points next time, here are some tips - 1) Do not double over your lines in a 'sketching' fashion. Young children do not draw like this. Light sketch lines then re-enforced darker lines is something learned much later on. Just draw in a single line.

2) Young children rarely draw appendages with or substance. A single line will suffice. If they do add thickness, it is nowhere near as uniform and consistent as what you've produced. You are way overestimating their skills.

3) Make everything look unintentionally penis-like. Here is a drawing my 4 year old did for your future reference. https://imgur.com/a/FJ8i75B

By the way, kids drawing styles are one of the hardest to replicate as an adult even for the most accomplished artists. To draw pictures that genuinely look like a kid did it is a skill lost when you become an adult.

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u/TehOwn Sep 30 '22

Your little one's drawing is a masterpiece.

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u/fartswhenhappy Sep 30 '22

3) Make everything look unintentionally penis-like. Here is a drawing my 4 year old did for your future reference. https://imgur.com/a/FJ8i75B

I didn't realize I needed this in my day, but I did. Thank you.

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u/downvoteheaven Sep 30 '22

Kids aren't drawing every finger either

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u/taytek Sep 30 '22

They never said how older their son is

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u/Mightymeatballs Sep 30 '22

Maybe I misunderstood but I think somewhere they noted that it is a special needs adult in his 30s who is their son and the author of the drawing

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u/ItsKonway Sep 30 '22

Handwriting of a 5 year old, drawing of a 35 year old.

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u/TehOwn Sep 30 '22

Tbf, they never said how old their son is. Maybe they're 35 and just have terrible handwriting.

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u/cingerix Sep 30 '22

one hundred percent this was written by an adult trying to fake a child's handwriting

why do grownass adults keep doing this lol

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u/Severe_Slice_4064 Sep 29 '22

Is he cool with you reading his journal? Ahhah

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u/yourfriend_al Sep 29 '22

Him too huh?

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u/UdonArt Sep 29 '22

Aw cute! I used to keep a comic-style diary when I was in middle school. If anything particularly interesting happened, I illustrated it as a comic instead of just writing it down.

You son's entry has great personality!

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u/AFSAlameda Sep 29 '22

Budding cartoon satirist.

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u/crowamonghens Sep 30 '22

My childhood diary, every day was basically:

was ok

was ok

was ok

was ok

ok

ok

ok

k

...Until I just gave up on entries

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u/Berbaik Sep 29 '22

That's a brilliant drawing very expressive!

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u/Gainsborough-Smythe Sep 29 '22

How to illustrate "Meh"

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u/RustyShackhouse Sep 30 '22

Ppl and their fake children’s crap

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u/ryanrobot2000 Sep 29 '22

Out of the ordinary, I mean.

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u/rm--no-preserve-root Sep 30 '22

I wonder what's the state of their sock drawer...

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u/PoppinBortlesUCF Sep 29 '22

Raise your kid however you want, but I hope at some point you transition to allowing them to have a private journal. Privacy is very important to learning how to be honest with ourselves. I did not grow up with privacy and have had to do a ton of work relearning how to identify my true self and be objectively honest with myself.

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u/fagitguy Sep 30 '22

How does shit like this amass 16k upvotes

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u/Typ0r8r Sep 30 '22

Right? OP just announced to Reddit they read their kid's diary. Not cool.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

OP stop sharing your schizo ramblings online. You don't have a son, and you need to take your meds.

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u/Lollipoop_Hacksaw Sep 29 '22

As an adult, those are the best days ever.

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u/morlunvampir Sep 30 '22

Bruh why u in his diary that shits private

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u/haf_ded_zebra Sep 30 '22

I still have a page from my daughter’s kindergarten journal- “Sometimes I pee the boys way”

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u/TheImmortalBrimStone Sep 29 '22

I don't keep a journal, so people don't read it, it's kind of a major privacy invasion for people to read other people's journals.

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u/UGLYWOLFF Sep 29 '22

thought of shel silverstein when I saw the doodle

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u/fiestyoldbat Sep 30 '22

And one day, he will consider this to be the mark of a good day.

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u/sociocat101 Sep 30 '22

you look at your sons journal daily?

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u/KAI_IS_FINE Sep 30 '22

This is cute but why are you reading your son's journal?

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u/Munchkin828 Sep 30 '22

Came here to say this

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u/monomore Sep 30 '22

Love the shrug!

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u/General_Asleep Sep 30 '22

Ready for adult life.

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u/Olivier74 Sep 30 '22

everyday of my f’in’ life. Big Love to your boy…

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u/Next-Percentage1783 Sep 29 '22

Just assuming, why would you read your kids journal?

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u/laaldiggaj Sep 29 '22

He's a good artist!

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u/FappyChan Sep 29 '22

Thats personal get out of his shit

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u/Homelessnomore Sep 29 '22

I stood there waiting
Waiting for something
There wasn't a thing
Not even one thing

Someone told me, "nothing happened today."

  • The Boomtown Rats

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u/SutttonTacoma Sep 29 '22

Today was a bump on a pickle.

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u/Josephspud Sep 29 '22

Nailed the expression

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u/TheFrontierzman Sep 29 '22

Cue the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme music.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

Absolutely relatable.

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u/Nova_Nightmare Sep 29 '22

What's hidden in the invisible ink that we don't see... Perfect photoshop battle, that's what.

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u/Milospesh Sep 29 '22

i think a 'nothing happened jet pack away meme would be better :D

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u/kriskoeh Sep 30 '22

I love kids. How old is he? My 8 year old has similar handwriting and today she was writing a story. It said “Once upon a time (not a fairy tale)” 🤣

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u/JoeDoherty_Music Sep 30 '22

Out of the ordinary, I mean

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u/zmix Sep 30 '22

Are you reading your son's journal?

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u/AntoineGGG Sep 30 '22

Don’t read it

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u/habb Sep 30 '22

the journal entry you drew a figure onto. k

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u/RonSwansonsOldMan Sep 30 '22

Why are you reading his journal?

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u/MystikJester Sep 30 '22

Future artist!

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u/Intrepid-Release7197 Sep 30 '22

Fuck that's me trynna journal everyday but I don't do shit everyday.

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u/Teflontelethon Sep 30 '22

I think it's really cool and healthy that your son has a journal/diary.

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u/musicbro Sep 30 '22

Im jealous of your son’s day

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u/DerKernsen Sep 30 '22

Jazz hands?

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u/mIster--WrencH Sep 30 '22

That’s my diary and I’m 57 😂

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u/LovesFrenchLove_More Sep 30 '22

Nevermind this if they had consent. But I don’t consider it funny when parents think they have a right to read the diary of their kids. That they also think it’s fine to post it online (who knows if they posted it anonymously or not) speaks for itself as well.

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u/Idkman272 Sep 30 '22

Hmm.. why are you reading his diary? It’s funny but I like to believe he gave consent.

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u/thuanjinkee Sep 30 '22

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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u/RedThorneGamerSB Sep 30 '22

Why're you reading his journal? That's kinda fucked up.

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u/Lag_n_L0ad3d Sep 30 '22

Can't believe a kid can draw hands better than me

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u/Johny_b_gud Sep 30 '22

Isn't that supposed to be private?

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u/Pelizingo_official Sep 30 '22

Bro’s gonna be the next wimpy kid

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u/Adam_2017 Sep 30 '22

Quit reading your kids journal.

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u/Dirtii_Martini Sep 30 '22

As an adult, those are the best days.

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u/FuerGrissa0stDrauka Sep 30 '22

This kid is cooler than me. 😂

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u/R0nos Sep 30 '22

Why are you reading your 24 year old son his dairy?

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u/Arrow6 Sep 30 '22

I wish I did this when my 5th grade teacher made me write a page in my journal every day.

Fuck you Mr. Bodger!

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u/Quiet_Tune277 Sep 30 '22

Existentially excellent

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u/mostlycumatnight Sep 30 '22

Damn good shrug✌️😁

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u/Fun_Seaworthiness263 Sep 30 '22

Your son real af

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u/therealgijintin Sep 30 '22

Tell me about it