“The thumb will decide” —Dennis

thumbs-up186This doodle-daddle turned acrylic-on-colored pencil-on-crayon was part of our Daft Punk Craft-a-thon on Saturday. I’m always keen on a thumbs up, but after starring for a few days, I was reminded of my father. When we were younger and asked him any sort of  ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question (“Dad, can I quit band?” “Dad, can Alicia spend the night?”), he always said he’d ask the thumb.

Then his thumb became a separate creature. It was an uncontrollable being outside of his hand. It would have escaped if it wasn’t so…attached. His fist would start to shake like the girl with a spoon full of Jello in Jurassic Park. BUT HIS SHOOK WAY MORE. It would rattle back and forth horizontally as it was trying to decide our fate: yay or nay. Up or down. We waited anxiously, knowing it was probably a thumbs down. There’d be no reason to stall delivering jovial news. Sometime it was a yes; and for that we celebrated by ditching band and taking up slumber parties.


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One Comment

  1. Posted 07/09/2013 at 2:05 AM | Permalink | Reply

    Your dad’s thumb totally blows that “got your nose” trick out of the water!

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