This Dad Perfectly Illustrates His 2 Year-Old's Words
For all the walls they color on, the temper tantrums, the poo-escapades... kids are also a TON of fun.
They are filled with wonder, amazement, and giggles but the train doesn't stop there.
One of the best things about being a parent are the conversations we have with our children. From the questions they ask to the weird things we utter straight out of our own mouths to them: it's all amazing.
One artist has taken the game to a new level and it all began at home with his wife and their 2 year-old daughter, Harper.
Martin Buckner's realization came on a night like any other, when Harper was playing with her food in the most extravagant of ways and without flinching, his wife told their tiny tot, "please don't put spaghetti between your toes."
If you've ever combined spaghetti night with toddlers then you're probably well aware of how creative kids get with pasta and marinara sauce but something that night made Martin pause and begin to think about just how interesting parenthood and young ones are.
That very same night while helping Harper with her bath he found himself nonchalantly ask the child, "Did you just drop your cheese in the bathtub?"
"I thought, 'This is it,'" he says. "'This is my life now.'"
Okay, that phrase may usually sound like a moment of depression and exasperation but for many parents, Bruckner included, it was a joyful moment where he realized that his life is amazing and his kid was pretty incredible, too.
And so, Bruckner did what any good artist does and he began illustrating her best moments, her most hilarious moments, and the moments that he just never wanted to stop giggling at.
And the images are perfect. This art is what parenthood is all about.
1. Colorful visual memoriesvia:Mark Bruckner /upworthy
Mark said that his daughter's words just rose imagery in his mind.
2. The truth is...via:Mark Bruckner /upworthy
Mark actually only originally created 8 drawings and they were intended for a Mother's Day gift.
3. Inquisitive Mindsvia:Mark Bruckner /upworthy
Kids ask the best questions.