“Mommy, I’m gonna draw you a picture, OK?” my 8-year-old daughter said.
“Sure, honey. I love your drawings.”
I went back to cleaning the kitchen, and she got out her colored pencils and paper. It took her about 10 minutes before she came over, tugged on my shirt and presented me with her masterpiece—an image from a popular TV show. It wasn't Phineas or Ferb or even Finn, Jake or Dora. She had rendered a pretty good sketch of Piper Chapman from "Orange Is the New Black."
Before you call child services, I should mention that my third-grader has never watched even a second of Netflix's most popular show. I racked my brain, trying to figure out how the show had made a blip on her radar. She must have seen an ad on the side of a bus or a billboard off the freeway. Orange just happens to be her favorite color (this month, that is). Apparently, it made an impression.
I loved the sketch so I asked her to do artistic interpretations of more hit shows. I also asked what she thought the programs were about. Click through the slideshow to see what she said.